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Feb. 26, 2007 | 03:30 PM EST

Helen Mirren's Royal-Tea

Photo by: Kirkland / AFF
Helen Mirren to Have Tea with Queen Elizabeth | Helen Mirren
Fresh from her Best Actress Oscar win for The Queen, Helen Mirren is likely to be invited to tea with the real queen, a Buckingham Palace rep has confirmed.

"It is speculation, but we are looking at a number of options," a palace spokeswoman said on Monday, according to the Associated Press.

In a statement to PEOPLE, a rep for Her Majesty said, "We are sure that the Queen will be pleased with Dame Helen's success."

Because of the time difference – the Oscars began at 12:30 a.m. Monday morning in England – Mirren's victory was difficult to catch on British TV, though a pay movie channel did carry the ceremony. Even so, Mirren's win was a top story in the British press.

The 61-year-old actress saluted the queen in her acceptance speech Sunday for maintaining "her dignity, her sense of duty, and her hairstyle" and acknowledged: "If it wasn't for her, I most, most certainly would not be here."

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