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Helena Bonham Carter turned on the Burlington Arcade Christmas Lights in Mayfair, on November 18 in association with The King's Speech and Save the . She plays Queen Elizabeth in the new film The King's Speech, alongside Colin Firth as George VI. Bonham Carter arrived in a sweet ride, the 1937 Alvis Vanden Plus Tourer, one of only twelve ever built. The car was provided by the Royal Automobile Club. She turned on the Christmas lights on behalf of Save the Children, the world's largest independent children's charity. The ceremony had her pulling on the golden rope, heralded by a trumpet fanfare by the Household Cavalry.
The shopping arcade first opened back in 1819 and is decked out for the season with frosted windows showcasing holiday gifts. All shoppers in the Arcade until December 6 will have the opportunity to enter a competition to win a pair of tickets to an exclusive preview screening of The King's Speech.