“Her aides weren’t there to introduce me, so she gave me a look and just walked off, which made me fall about laughing.”
June continued: “I met her again when she presented me with an MBE [in 2008], but when I was called I tripped on the step in front of her and almost fell over.
“She said something about enjoying EastEnders and for some reason I replied, ‘I didn’t think you’d see it because it clashes with your dinner’.”
The star then quipped: “I didn’t even call her Ma’am or Your Majesty, so later I thought about writing to her to apologise. But I suppose at least I made her laugh.”