Thursday, 11 October 2007

Dame Edna CBE

Congratulations to Barry Humphries, alter ego of the inimitable Dame Edna Everage, who was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by the Queen yesterday.

Although the glittering dame was mysteriously absent from the proceedings (she probably didn't want to risk wearing the same frock as Her Madge), Barry was overjoyed at the honour, jokingly saying "this is the first of many".

The Queen and the Dame have met before, in 2002 when Edna famously called HM "the Jubilee girl". The Queen had no comment.

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