What an honor!
Alice In Wonderland actress Helena Bonham Carter, 45, was made a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) by the Queen herself today to commemorate the eccentric star’s work in the film industry, including playing Queen Elizabeth in The King’s Speech.
This was definitely a family event for Helena. Her partner Tim Burton and their two children Billy Ray, 8, and Nell, 4, joined her at Buckingham Palace for the prestigious ceremony. Although Helena deemed the honor “very, very, special,” it seems little Nell was less than impressed by her mother’s achievement.
“I am wondering does it mean I get to command, because at the moment it’s my four-year-old daughter who does the commanding in our household.” the star tells the Daily Mail. “Must inform her of the change in situation.”
When asked if a pink phone she was holding had “gone of”‘ during the ceremony, Helena laughs, “No, but the four-year-old did!”
Colin Firth – Helena’s co-star in The King’s Speech - also received the same honor last month.
Helena is known for her work in The Fight Club, Planet of the Apes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the Harry Potter films.