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Judi Dench sat on throne at Buckingham Palace

Oct 31, 2013 | 9:45am EDT

Veteran actress Dame Judi Dench fears she accidentally sat on Queen Elizabeth II's throne during a visit to Buckingham Palace. The Bond star was attending a function at the royal residence in London with fellow actor Sir Ian McKellen when they sneaked into a side-room to change outfits. In the darkened room, Dame Judi sat down to adjust her clothing before realising the chair she was in had a tall back and was shaped like a sovereign's seat. She tells U.K. talk show host Graham Norton,"I was at a party with Ian McKellen at Buckingham Palace. I can't remember why we were there but we slipped into a room to change and we were feeling around in the dark and he suddenly felt something and said, 'Good grief, this is a very high chair, with a great tall back'. I think we were sitting on a throne!"

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