Dame Helen Mirren hopes Prince William's decision to present her with her BAFTA fellowship on Sunday (16Feb14) means the royal family approves of her portrayal of The Queen.

The Oscar-winning actress has played William's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth Ii, on screen and on the stage, but she has never received official word that the monarch and her family liked the portrayal.

However, Mirren believes the upcoming British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) honour is proof that she did a good job.

She tells The Hollywood Reporter, "I don't think he'd do it (present the award) if the royal family felt I had messed up. I hope it's a sign they don't think I messed up. But I don't know, and I will never know for sure."

Mirren will be handed the career achievement award by Prince William, the president of the Academy, during the organisation's annual prizegiving in London on Sunday.