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Shilpa meets the Queen

March 13, 2007 01:28 IST
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Shilpa Shetty with the QueenWhen we say Shilpa Shetty went and saw The Queen, we don't mean Helen Mirren's Oscar-winning movie.

Nope, Shilpa was in London to meet Elizabeth II at Commonweath Day on Monday,  celebrated at Westminster Abbey.

The actress delivered a speech on -- you guessed it -- racism.

Shilpa -- reportedly wearing an intricate purple velvet Tarun Tahiliani sherwani -- curtseyed before the Queen, and then almost slipped in her high heels. Apparently Prince Philip smilingly told her to be careful about the shoes, averting the fall.

Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

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