Maureen Lipman had a premonition that the Queen would die, shortly before the King’s death was announced on September 8.
Speaking to Kirsty Young during the BBC’s coverage of the Queen’s funeral on Monday, the 76-year-old actress said she felt compelled to text one of her Coronation Street co-stars after her ‘experience. his strange experience’.
Kirsty said: ‘You were about to go on stage 11 days ago when the news stopped a lot of us. How did you react? ‘
Bizarre: Maureen Lipman had a premonition that the Queen was going to die, just before the King’s death was announced on September 8
Maureen replied: ‘I had a hunch Kirsty. I actually texted a friend in Corrie, “I think the Queen is dying,” I just had one of those weird experiences, and then I thought the show was going to be cancelled.
‘It was in Manchester, it was a one-woman show, I don’t think anyone was going to play that night. But the directors approved that we all have to move on. And all I can say is that it was a pretty nasty show, as well… but all I can say is it was very tender that night.
‘Because my reaction was immediately visceral. I immediately sobbed and then the show literally had to go on. ‘
Lipman has met the Queen six times and previously branded the Royal Family a ‘geek’ after she visited the soap set in July 2021.
Royal encounters: Lipman has met the Queen six times and has previously branded the Royal Family a ‘geek’ (pictured in the 1990s)
A hunch: Speaking to Kirsty Young during the BBC’s coverage of the Queen’s funeral on Monday, the 76-year-old actress said she felt compelled to text one of her Coronation Street co-stars after my ‘strange experience’
Maureen said: ‘I had a hunch Kirsty. I actually texted a friend in Corrie, “I think the Queen is dying”
In October of that year Maureen Lipman was named Commander Dame of the British Empire by Prince of Wales Charles – in recognition of her outstanding career and philanthropic work.
King Charles made a tearful appearance at his mother’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey, which ended with two minutes of silence, the Last Song and the national anthem. The King also looked emotional as he saluted as his mother left Wellington Arch in a hearse this afternoon.
On a day of pomp and cynical symbolism, pain was etched into the faces of Charles, his siblings and children as well as huge crowds that flooded the Mall, Whitehall and the Square Parliament to bid farewell to the beloved monarch as her coffin was removed from there. Monastery on a gun truck.
Members of the Royal Family, including the King, marched seriously behind, while others included the Princess of Wales and her children George and Charlotte, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, all They all looked at the crowd as they passed them in the car.
The scenes of grief followed a special status and emotional funeral attended by 2,000 VIPs, the royal family, the prime minister and a few hundred ordinary Britons chosen by the Queen, who passed away 11 yesterday. The Archbishop of Canterbury described the Queen as touching ‘countless lives’ and a ‘joyful’ figure for many.
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