07/05/2013 07:29 BST

Dame Helen Mirren's Theatre Outburst: 'I Was More Duke of Edinburgh Than The Queen' (VIDEO)

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.

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Dame Helen can see the funny side now

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

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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.

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

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