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White House Correspondents' Dinner: Helen Mirren Prince tribute

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Among the sea of celebrity, media, and political figures at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner this weekend was Helen Mirren. The 70-year-old actress was a walking, talking tribute to Prince as she sported a purple dress and special tattoo on her collarbone. 

Prince died at the age of 57 on April 21. Since then, the world has risen up to honor the music legend.

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Throughout the evening, Mirren pointed to the tattoo, which is the unpronounceable symbol Prince adopted in 1993 that led fans to call him “the Artist Formerly Known as Prince.” 

“I admire great artists and he was a great artist,” Mirren told The Washington Post, later telling another reporter, “I’d love to say that Prince himself did [the (temporary) tattoo] in 1988 or something, instead of me in the bathroom this morning.”