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TBT: 19 years ago today, Elizabeth Taylor and Julie Andrews became Dames of the British Empire

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19 years ago today, Queen Elizabeth II recognized Elizabeth Taylor's contributions to acting and AIDS activism by appointing her a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Here, she is seen alongside Julie Andrews, who was also honored that day. (Elizabeth broke palace protocol to wear her medal for the photo!) ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Elizabeth later said about that exciting day, “There is a nice little behind-the-scenes footnote to this day, which is that my old friend Julie Andrews was also among those being recognized by the Queen. Julie and I were glued at the hip out of pure nervousness and excitement. Julie is a lady and I’m not – I’m more of a broad, so I guess becoming a dame seems like a natural extension. As I recall, at one point while we were being briefed before the ceremony, our patient instructor turned to Julie and advised her ‘to look after me.’ As though I would possibly misbehave! But Julie has a grand sense of humor, and I was so grateful to share that special day with her.”⁣ ⁣ #ElizabethTaylor #OnThisDay⁣ #otd

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