Known as the Queen of pop, Madonna hopes to receive a helping hand with her new film from a genuine monarch.
The 51-year-old American singer is to write to the Queen to ask for assistance with W.E., a film that she is making about the Edward VIII abdication crisis.
"Madonna is keen to make the film as authentic as possible and would be very grateful if we are allowed to film at certain locations," says one of her associates. "She loves the UK and holds your Queen in the highest regard."
A courtier warns that Madonna should not get her hopes up as filming is generally not allowed in the Royal palaces. "I can't imagine that Her Majesty would make an exception, particularly for a film about Wallis Simpson," he says.
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