Dame Helen Mirren has admitted being "more Duke of Edinburgh than the Queen" when she scolded a group of street drummers outside a London theatre.

The Oscar Award-winning star showed her sense of humour was still intact, when she stepped out wearing a special T-shirt, following her four-letter outburst in the guise of The Queen.

In an amateur video, Dame Helen can be seen in a blue cardigan as part of her costume, berating the drummer and gesticulating at the nearby theatre where, it can be surmised, she was struggling to be heard over the drums.

However, she was happy to pose for photographs on Sunday, wearing a customised T-shirt that promoted As One In The Park, a new LGBT festival to be held in Victoria Park over the next May Bank Holiday.

helen mirren
Dame Helen can see the funny side now

And the back of her top referred to her tirade against a troupe of drummers.

helen mirren
Dame Helen with a copy of Sunday's Sun, covering the incident on its front page

And showing she can see the funny side of it all, the Dame was even happy to pose with a copy of The Sun, with the whole story covering its front page.

CLICK HERE to catch up on all your latest Film News

Read the HuffPost UK review of Helen Mirren's Olivier Award-winning performance in The Audience.

Loading Slideshow...
  • Margaret Thatcher (Haydn Gywnne) and The Queen (Helen Mirren) in The Audience. (Credit: Johan Persson)

  • The Queen (Helen Mirren) in The Audience. (Credit: Johan Persson)

  • Anthony Eden (Michael Elwyn) in The Audience. (Credit: Johan Persson)

  • David Cameron (Rufus Wright) in The Audience. (Credit: Johan Persson)

  • Gordon Brown (Nathaniel Parker) in The Audience. (Credit: Johan Persson)

  • Harold Wilson (Richard McCabe) in The Audience. (Credit: Johan Persson)

  • James Callaghan (David Peart) in The Audience. (Credit: Johan Persson)

  • John Major (Paul Ritter) and The Queen (Helen Mirren) in The Audience. (Credit: Johan Persson)

  • John Major (Paul Ritter) in The Audience

    John Major (Paul Ritter) in The Audience. (Credit: Johan Persson)

  • Margaret Thatcher (Haydn Gwynne) in The Audience. (Credit: Johan Persson)

  • The Equerry (Geoffrey Beevers) in The Audience. (Credit: Johan Persson)

  • The Queen (Helen Mirren) and Young Elizabeth (Nell Williams) in The Audience. (Credit: Johan Persson)

  • Helen Mirren in rehearsals for The Audience. (Credit: Johan Persson)

  • Helen Mirren and Stephen Daldry in rehearsals for The Audience. (Credit: Johan Persson)

  • Haydn Gwynne in rehearsals for The Audience. (Credit: Johan Persson)

  • Nathaniel Parker in rehearsals for The Audience. (Credit: Johan Persson)

  • Rufus Wright in rehearsals for The Audience. (Credit: Johan Persson)

  • Geoffrey Beevers in rehearsals for The Audience. (Credit: Johan Persson)

  • Michael Elwyn in rehearsals for The Audience. (Credit Johan Persson)

  • Paul Ritter in rehearsals for The Audience. (Credit: Johan Persson)

  • Richard McCabe in rehearsals for The Audience. (Credit: Johan Persson)