“Lady of the house” speaking? No, it’s “Dame of the house” now – as Keeping Up Appearances star Patricia Routledge has been granted a damehood in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.
The title has actually been awarded in recognition of the Tony Award-winning actress’ theatre work, but that can’t stop TV fans from imagining how snobbish Hyacinth “Bouquet” Bucket would take the news.
In fact, many fans are hoping she will turn up to meet the Queen in character…
@Applemask I'd LOVE to see her accept her honour in character as Hyacinth Bucket!! That would make everyone's 2017!! 😀
— Stuart Kenny (@StuartKenny33) December 30, 2016
God it would be so great if Patricia Routledge collected her damehood in character as Hyacinth Bucket #honourslist
— Toby Earle (@TobyonTV) December 30, 2016
— Jono (@jonoread) December 30, 2016
She will certainly need a new hat to visit the palace…
— Matt (@mattstantsains) December 31, 2016
…And we’d like to think her conversation with Sheridan went something like this.
— Rachel Worthington (@RachelJWorth1) December 31, 2016
This definitely calls for a candlelight supper.
Think of the extravagant candle light supper Dame Patricia Routledge will throw to celebrate. pic.twitter.com/jipFCFPmSR
— Steven (@sjchapm) December 30, 2016
Hyacinth has finally made it! Alter ego, actress, Patricia Routledge has been made a Dame by the Queen. Well deserved. Candlelight supper? pic.twitter.com/2KzZNO7PbZ
— Fr John S. Hogan, ocds (@jshocds) December 31, 2016