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Actress Julie Walters given CBE
Julie Walters with her CBE
Julie Walters' films include Educating Rita and Billy Elliot
British actress Julie Walters has received her CBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.

The award-winning star, who was made an OBE in 1999, later revealed the prince was a fan of the Harry Potter films, in which she plays Ron Weasley's mother.

"The Prince said he loved the Potters and said what great films they were and what great fun they were," she said.

Walters, who is currently writing her memoirs, said it had been "a very good 10 years" in terms of accolades.

"I got [a Bafta] in 1983 then never got anything," she told reporters. "Then suddenly in the noughties I went and got five."

Prince Charles with Julie Walters
She discussed her upcoming memoirs with Prince Charles
Walters also earned an Oscar nomination for her role in 1983 film Educating Rita.

Bafta has since recognised her work in the film Billy Elliot and the TV programmes My Beautiful Son, Murder and The Canterbury Tales.

The 58-year-old, who was accompanied by husband Grant Roffey, also received an honorary Bafta in 2003.

She will soon be seen playing Mary Whitehouse in a BBC TV drama and in the film version of hit musical Mamma Mia.

Walters, who was awarded a CBE for services to drama, said she discussed her memoirs with the Prince.

"He said: 'Oh, you must have the editors constantly on.' I said: 'Yes I know, constantly saying have you got it done, how much more have you written.'"

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