But the 74-year-old star believes the coronavirus lockdown could wreck her chances of an investiture ceremony, where she would be awarded her damehood.
‘Sophie the Duchess of Wessex will chuck it at me,’ she joked on the Tea With Twiggy podcast.
‘I can’t imagine the Queen is going to come out of lockdown for me and Mary Berry. I’ll be outside the Rovers Return in a ridiculous hairstyle and she’ll be in Windsor, and that will be that.’
Maureen recently confessed she was ‘proud’ of the damehood, and thanked the Queen.
‘My grandfather was given the freedom to live and work in the historic and welcoming city of Hull after fleeing persecution in Russia,’ she said.
‘Two generations later that same city gave me, his granddaughter, a full grant to live and study drama at Lamda in London, which led to a rich and rewarding career, giving and receiving pleasure in my craft and now to this unexpected damehood, whilst happily still treading the cobbles of Corrie.
‘It is a wonderful reflection on what, one trusts, is the continuing generosity of this country to the immigrant. So, gratefully, Happy Birthday your Majesty and thank you.’
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