"I love second-hand shops," the Daily Express quoted Mirren, as saying. "Or I make my own clothes because I"ve never found the kinds of things I liked. My mother taught me how to work a sleeve," she added. The Queen star also revealed that she knows how to make a placket, which is a hidden opening in a garment, usually created to disguise a zip.
Meanwhile, Mirren recently got an opportunity to meet the Queen at the Royal Ascot. "Dame Helen visited following the Gold Cup trophy ceremony, which the Queen always presents," The Sun quoted an Ascot source, as saying.