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Call the Midwife star Miriam Margolyes reveals the telling off she received from the Queen Miriam is currently starring in series 9 of the show She's been in the film and television industry for over 50 years, so it's safe to say that actress Miriam Margolyes has one or two stories up her sleeve, and now she's explained one relating to the royal family. The actress, who is currently starring as Sister Mildred in the much-loved BBC drama Call the Midwife, revealed that the Queen had told her to "be quiet" at Buckingham Palace a few years ago. Appearing on Thursday's This Morning, the 78-year-old explained that she was invited to the palace for an event when the telling off took place. "I was invited as part of British book week and when she came over to me, she asked me 'what do you do?' in a very nice way, and I said 'I'm the best reader of stories in the whole world' and she went [rolls eyes] like that." MORE: The Queen reacts to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's decision to step down as senior royals Miriam was appearing on Thursday's This Morning Miriam continued: "She immediately left me and went to the next person to ask what they do, and he said 'I teach dyslexic children to read and we've noticed that if you put the letters in different colours and the pages of print in different colours, it helps the children read and absorb more information' and I said standing next to him, 'really, how fascinating I didn't know that.'" The Harry Potter star added: "And then she [the Queen] turned to me and said 'Be quiet!' which she had every right to do but it's a bit discombobulating and everyone went [gasp]." Miriam is currently starring in series 9 of the Call the Midwife The actress then went on to reveal her thoughts on the recent news that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will 'stand back' as senior royals. "I'm a bit troubled by it because we don't know anything about it, we don't know them and we don't know the circumstances, and I think people are too ready to jump in and criticise and have opinions," she began, adding: "I wish them the best … and I want it to go well for them, so im going to reserve judgement but I think obviously they should have told the queen first." THIS Morning's Holly Willoughby was forced to apologise after Miriam Margoyles accidentally swore live on air.
The 78-year-old actress was discussing an awkward encounter she shared with the Queen at Buckingham Palace when she let the swear word slip on This Morning. 4 Miriam accidentally swore on This Morning today Credit: ITV Speaking to Holly, 38, and co-host Phil, 57, Miriam said: "I was invited [there] as part of British Book Week,' the Harry Potter star began. And when the Queen came over to me and asked me what I did… I said like a t***." 4 The actress was discussing an awkward encounter she shared with the Queen Credit: ITV One wrote on Twitter: "@thismorning Miriam Margolyes "like a T**t hilariois I nearly choked on my tea". Another said: "Laughed out loud when Miriam Margolyes just said 't**t' on live tv on @thismorning". A third commented: "Miriam Margolyes just said 't**t' on @thismorning and is randomly promoting @bbcthree's This Country, love her".
The 78-year-old, who is currently starring in much-loved BBC drama Call The Midwife, accidentally let the swear word slip as she retold the story of her encounter with the Queen. Miriam explained how she visited Buckingham Palace during a British Book Week reception a few years ago and told Holly and co-host Phillip Schofield: "When the queen came over to me and asked me what I did, 'what do you do?', in a very nice way." All well and good so far until she added: "And I said, like a t**t..." Daytime duo Holly and Phil gasped and immediately apologised for the slip of the tongue. Whilst Miriam continued unphased with her story, viewers at home couldn't help but comment about the moment on the ITV programme. "Saw Miriam Margolyes trending: Instant Panic. Another commented: "Highlight of the day, Miriam Margolyes calling herself a t**t on #ThisMorning." "@thismorning Miriam Margolyes 'like a T**t hilariois I nearly choked on my tea,' said another.
And a third praised: "Miriam Margolyes is a National treasure and must be protected at all costs. This Morning airs weekdays from 10am on ITV. When Miriam Margolyes revealed she had an interesting personal story about meeting the Queen, producers at ITV's This Morning are likely to have welcomed their good fortune. "The Queen came over to me and asked me what I did," the Harry Potter star said as she was interviewed, on the day after it emerged the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would be stepping away from royal duties. And I said, like a twat, I said 'I'm the best reader of stories in the whole world'." The word drew gasps from hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, who immediately apologised to viewers. World reacts to Prince Harry and Meghan stepping down Show all 24 left Created with Sketch. "She [the Queen] went like that [rolls eyes]. And she immediately left me and went to the next person and asked, 'what do you do?' "He said, 'I teach dyslexic children to read and we've noticed, if you put the letters in different colours print the pages are printed in different colours, it helps the children to read and absorb the information more easily'. "I stood next to him and said, 'really, how fascinating, I didn't know that'. She [the Queen] turned to me and said, 'be quiet'." Pausing for laughter, Margolyes, who was recounting the meeting from a British Book Week reception some years ago, added: "She had every right to do but it was bit discombobulating." The most recent example goes to Miriam Margoyles, who made a vicious mistake this morning and apologized to Holly Willoughby. The 78-year-old, currently starring in the popular BBC drama Call The Midwife, accidentally skipped the swear word when she retold the story of her encounter with the queen. Miriam explained how she visited Buckingham Palace a few years ago during a British Book Week reception and said to Holly and co-host Phillip Schofield: "When the queen came to me and asked me what I was doing, what are you doing? All well and good until she added, "And I said like a ** t …" The day duo Holly and Phil gasped and immediately apologized for the slip. While Miriam continued her story unmoved, the audience at home could not help but comment on the moment of the ITV program. "Saw how Miriam Margolyes was trending: Immediate panic. Another commented: "High point of the day, Miriam Margolyes calls herself ** on #ThisMorning." "@thismorning Miriam Margolyes' like a T ** t Hilariois I almost choked on my tea," said another. While a fourth added: "Phil n Holly tries to hold it together and interviews Miriam Margoyles while saying the word 't ** t' live on air! And finally: "Miriam Margolyes sets the fight for 'Best Live TV' for 2020 #ThisMorning." And it got funnier when Miriam ended her royal story. "I said I'm the best story reader in the world. And she left me immediately and went to the next person and asked, 'What are you doing?'" In a Scottish accent, Miriam continued: "He said: 'I teach dyslexic children to read and we have found that if you print the letters in different colors, the pages are printed in different colors. It helps the children to get the information to read and absorb even easier. Fans liked to see Miriam this morning Back to her normal language, she added: "I stood next to him and said:" Really, how fascinating, I didn't know that. "This story of Miriam Margolyes has everything that is possible this morning," said one. Another commented, "I think #ThisMorning should have Miriam-Margolyes every day." #ThisMorning," said one.