Queen Honors Queen

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Elizabeth II, queen of the United Kingdom, has honored Cate Blanchett, queen of the dramatic arts.

Women’s Wear Daily reports that Cate Blanchett—along with 890 other big-deal Australians—has been named to Lizzie’s Birthday Honors list. (Apparently when you are the queen you give other people presents on your birthday.) WWD explains:

The Australian actress and former Sydney Theatre Company co-artistic director has been named a Companion of the Order of Australia, the most prestigious honor, for eminent service to the performing arts as a stage and screen actor, her directorship of artistic organisations, her support of humanitarian and environmental causes and for being a role model for women and young performers.


She doesn’t get a title—the Australians decline to participate in the “dame” and “knight” style honors—but she is affirmed to be very fancy and successful, I guess.

Do you think Queen Elizabeth II has seen Carol?

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