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Queen lookalike to give up job of 34 years

By :The Report Desk
Published : Sep 14, 2022 12:36:00 PM | SHOWBIZ

 A lookalike of Queen Elizabeth II is going to  quit her the job after 34 years "out of respect" following the monarch's death.

 

She, however, will still keep her outfits in memory of a woman who "felt like part of the family".

 

Mary Reynolds, 89, who lives in Epping, Essex, first became a lookalike in 1988 but was first told she looked like the late monarch when she was 17, reports AFP.

 

She has appeared in television and film, with some of her standout moments including starring in the 1990 comedy film Bullseye with the late Sir Roger Moore, as well as an episode in the 25th anniversary series of Doctor Who in 1988.

 

Reynolds told the PA news agency she felt "lucky" to look like the Queen, but that her days as a doppelganger are to come to an end. 

 

Despite never meeting the Queen, Reynolds said that she was present at several of her most important milestones.

 

Reynolds added that she always tried to "act like the Queen and to be nice to and respect people".

 

"She was a person who was so much light and she was a very well-loved person and friends with everybody," she said.