Joan Collins gives her best curtsy for the Queen

Thursday May 24, 2012

Joan Collins has admitted she admires the Queen as she attended a Diamond Jubilee celebration of the arts.

Hundreds of celebrities from the worlds of music, dance and art gathered to pay tribute to Elizabeth II at the Royal Academy of Arts in central London.

The actress beamed with delight as she curtsied to the monarch, and was met with an equally smiley expression.

Joan declared: "I'm such a great admirer of her".

She continued: "I always want to know what she keeps in the handbag."

Also on the list of celebrity guests were U2’s Bono and Sir Paul McCartney.

Sir Paul also praised the monarch saying that he was a "huge fan". 

"It is always wonderful meeting her, she's great," added the former Beatle.

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