Actress Helen Mirren shows her Prince symbol tribute at the 102nd White House Correspondents’ Association dinner April 30, 2016, in Washington, D.C. 
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Dame Helen Mirren knows how to make a statement when she attends events in Washington, D.C. 

In 2005, while attending the Kennedy Center Honors, Mirren wore a white sweatshirt with "Help the People of New Orleans" written across it, shortly after Hurricane Katrina. And on Saturday, during the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, the award-winning actress knew exactly how to show her love for the late musician Prince.

Not only was she decked out in purple, but she also added a temporary Prince-symbol tattoo to her collarbone area.

"I admire great artists, and he was a great artist," Mirren told the Washington Post.

"I'd love to say that Prince himself did it in 1988 or something, instead of me in the bathroom this morning," she continued.

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President Barack Obama called out Mirren during his speech at the dinner and said he was honored to be in her presence.