Why Helen Mirren won't be watching the royal wedding

No RSVP or TV needed. Not only will Helen Mirren not be attending the royal wedding next month, she won’t be watching the televised ceremony either — but, she tells Us Weekly, she has her reasons.

The English actress, who played the Queen of England in 2006’s The Queen, was honored at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s 45th Chaplin Award Gala in New York City, where she explained why she won’t be one of the thousands of viewers watching Prince Harry wed Meghan Markle at St. George’s Chapel next month.

“I won’t be watching the upcoming ceremony,” she told Us at the event, held on Monday, April 30. “I think the whole business of royalty is fascinating to the rest of us who aren’t royal because it’s such a weird, private unobtainable secret world.”

The Golden Globe winner, 72, had previously revealed she why she wouldn’t be attending the wedding of the year while appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in January.

“I don’t know them exactly,” Mirren told DeGeneres. “I was at an awards thing or something, and William was presenting and he knew that I was in the room and he said, ‘I’ve got to be really, really good because my granny is in the house.’ So, he kind of knew who I was.”

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Helen Haslem, head of the lower school and Britain's Prince William hold Prince George's hands as he arrives for his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, London, September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool
Prince George holds his father Britain's Prince William's hand as he arrives on his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, London, September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool
Britain's Prince George accompanied by Britain's Prince William (L), Duke of Cambridge arrives for his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, southwest London on September 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / RICHARD POHLE (Photo credit should read RICHARD POHLE/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William accompanies his son Prince George on his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, London, September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool
Helen Haslem, head of the lower school and Britain's Prince William hold Prince George's hands as he arrives for his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, London, September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool
Britain's Prince William accompanies his son Prince George on his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, London, September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool
Prince George holds his father Britain's Prince William's hand as he arrives on his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, London, September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool
Britain's Prince George (C) accompanied by Britain's Prince William (L), Duke of Cambridge arrives for his first day of school at Thomas's school where he is met by Helen Haslem (R) head of the lower school on September 7, 2017 in southwest London. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / RICHARD POHLE (Photo credit should read RICHARD POHLE/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William accompanies his son Prince George on his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, London, September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool
Prince George holds his father Britain's Prince William's hand as he arrives on his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, London, September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool
Britain's Prince William accompanies his son Prince George on his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, London, September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool
Britain's Prince George (C) accompanied by Britain's Prince William (L), Duke of Cambridge arrives for his first day of school at Thomas's school where he is met by Helen Haslem (R) head of the lower school in southwest London on September 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / RICHARD POHLE (Photo credit should read RICHARD POHLE/AFP/Getty Images)
Helen Haslem, head of the lower school and Britain's Prince William hold Prince George's hands as he arrives for his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, London, September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 7: A general view of St. Thomas's school in Battersea where Prince George is attending his first day in London, United Kingdom on September 7, 2017. (Photo by Kate Green/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 7: A general view of St. Thomas's school in Battersea where Prince George is attending his first day in London, United Kingdom on September 7, 2017. (Photo by Kate Green/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 7: A general view of St. Thomas's school in Battersea where Prince George is attending his first day in London, United Kingdom on September 7, 2017. (Photo by Kate Green/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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There isn’t any bad blood between the Woman in Gold star and the royal family, however. She also told the daytime host, “I’ve met the queen, briefly. And I’ve met Prince Harry and William. They’re both unbelievably charming, very straightforward, very charming, and a great credit to their father, [Prince Charles].”

Kensington Palace confirmed in November 2017 that the nuptials — which will be attended by Markle’s former Suits costars, Serena Williams and Priyanka Chopra, among others — will be televised. The couple wanted to share their special day with members of the public so they can “feel part of the celebrations too.”

As for switching the channel on May 19, it looks like Mirren’s husband, Taylor Hackford, shares the same sentiment. When asked if he’ll be watching the ceremony with his wife, he laughed and told Us, “I doubt it.”

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actress Helen Mirren wearing a dress by fashion designer Valentino attends the screening of 'The Leisure Seeker' at AFI FEST 2017 Presented By Audi at the Egyptian Theatre on November 12, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Helen Mirren arrives at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' 9th Annual Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 11, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
COSTA MESA, CA - OCTOBER 30: Helen Mirren attends the Mariinsky Orchestra Concert in honor of Henry Segerstrom and the 50th anniversary of South Coast Plaza on October 30, 2017 in Costa Mesa, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Helen Mirren walks the runway during the Le Defile L'Oreal Paris show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 at the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris, France, on October 1, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Helen Mirren walks the runway during the Le Defile L'Oreal Paris show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 on October 1, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Helen Mirren attends 'In Conversation With...Helen Mirren' during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at Glenn Gould Studio at CBC on September 9, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Actress Helen Mirren attends Entertainment Weekly's Must List Party during the Toronto International Film Festival 2017 at the Thompson Hotel on September 9, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 03: Helen Mirren attends the 'The Leisure Seeker' photocall during the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 3, 2017 in Venice, Italy. PHOTOGRAPH BY P. Lehman / Barcroft Images London-T:+44 207 033 1031 E:hello@barcroftmedia.com - New York-T:+1 212 796 2458 E:hello@barcroftusa.com - New Delhi-T:+91 11 4053 2429 E:hello@barcroftindia.com www.barcroftimages.com (Photo credit should read P. Lehman / Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 03: Helen Mirren walks the red carpet ahead of the 'The Leisure Seeker (Ella & John)' screening during the 74th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 3, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images)
Actor Donald Sutherland and actress Helen Mirren attend the photocall of the movie 'The Leisure Seeker' (Ella and John) presented in competition at the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 3, 2017 at Venice Lido. / AFP PHOTO / Tiziana FABI (Photo credit should read TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Dame Helen Mirren attends the Cannes Lions Festival 2017 on June 21, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Christian Alminana/Getty Images for Cannes Lions)
MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - JUNE 20: Helen Mirren attends the 57th Monte Carlo TV Festival : Closing Ceremony on June 20, 2017 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - JUNE 20: British Actress Helen Mirren poses for a Photocall during the 57th Monte Carlo TV Festival : Day Five, on June 20, 2017 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 07: (L to R) Matt Smith and Dame Helen Mirren pose with cast member David Tennant at the West End production of 'Don Juan In Soho' at Wyndhams Theatre on June 7, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 22: Dame Helen Mirren attends the The Stuttering Association For The Young (SAY) 15th Anniversary Gala at NYU Skirball Center on May 22, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: Helen Mirren attends the University Of Southern California 134th Commencement Ceremonies at The Shrine Auditorium on May 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images)
SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 05: Actress Helen Mirren, star of the new CBS Films' 'Winchester', poses at 'Winchester' Mystery House on May 5, 2017 in San Jose, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/WireImage)
Actress Helen Mirren attends day two of the Colcoa French Film Festival on April 25, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
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