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14+ Photos Of Celebrities Who Were Visibly Starstruck While Meeting The Queen

Meeting Queen Elizabeth is something most of us can only dream about.

While we only read about the royal family on the internet, these celebrities have made the journey to meet the Queen. Whether they're actors, musicians, or famous personalities, everyone puts on their best to meet the most famous royal in the world.

Let's see how awkward they all look, shall we?

The Spice Girls

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God, there's just so much to unpack here. Mel B's smirk, Victoria's intense concentration, Mel C's grin...

Geri Halliwell's...dress? I can't believe she wore this to meet the queen, and it's clear that the queen can't believe it, either, judging by her eyeliner.

This is iconic.

Lady Gaga

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Bet you never thought you'd see this, huh? Back when Gaga was in her couture meets weird phase, she met Queen Elizabeth at the Royal Variety Performance.

The year was 2009. Ten years later, Lady Gaga is an Academy Award winner. The world is a wild place.

Marilyn Monroe

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This incredible collision of women happened in 1956.

They met during a screening of the film_The Battle of the River Plate,_ which was the film's first screening ever. It was chosen for the Royal Film Performance of 1956.

The Parent Trap Cast

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The star power in this photo...I'm shook.

Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid, and the late, great, Natasha Richardson greeted Queen Elizabeth at the premiere of The Parent Trap.

Natasha doing a deep curtsy is the cutest thing in the world, closely followed by the smiles on Quaid and Ryan's faces.

Barbara Streisand

The queen met Barbara Streisand in 1977.

The two were attending the premiere of Funny Lady, which was the sequel to Funny Girl. Actor James Caan was also in attendance.


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Madonna made some interesting faces when she met the queen.

Queen Elizabeth attended the world premiere of Pierce Brosnan's final turn as James Bond in Die Another Day, in which Madonna appeared.

Gillian Anderson and Rowan Atkinson

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What a crazy combination of people, guys.

Mr Bean and Agent Scully—sorry, Rowan Atkinson and Gillian Anderson—met Queen Elizabeth in 2011, at the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens.

Guess Who

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So, this one took me a second. At first, I saw Charlotte Church and Katherine Jenkins in beautiful dresses, and I thought..."Oh, that's quite a nice picture."

Then I saw the Blue Man Group.

Whatever happens to you today, at least you won't be as dumb as I was right there. Take comfort in that.

Damian Lewis, Helen McCrory, and Thandie Newton

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Ohhh my god. I love this group of people.

Damian Lewis, Helen McCrory, and Thandie Newton met Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle in 2013.

They were all attending a reception for the British Film Industry, where Damian charmed the queen thoroughly.

Jennifer Lopez

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The Queen crossed paths with Jennifer Lopez during the Royal Variety Performance in 2001.

I can definitely feel JLo's nerves from here. The queen's perfectly polite smile must have put her at ease.

Angelina Jolie

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The sweet smile on Angelina's face truly shows off how special this moment was to her.

The queen presented her with an honorary damehood for her work to end sexual violence in war zones.

Helen Mirren

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Honestly? Some people might find this blasphemous, but this is a queen meeting a queen.

I said what I said.

Queen Elizabeth met Helen Mirren in 2011, 5 years after Mirren portrayed her on screen in The Queen.

Helena Bonham Carter

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Helena Bonham Carter wore a hell of an outfit to meet the queen, and I respect her.

At a Dramatic Arts reception in 2014, Queen Elizabeth and Helena Bonham Carter shook hands (with Helena curtsying) at Buckingham Palace.

Julie Andrews

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Queen Elizabeth has met Julie Andrews a number of times over the years.

Their first meeting, however, happened in 1977. The two met at the Silver Jubilee Royal Variety Gala, where Dame Julie waited alongside other celebrities to meet the queen.

The Obamas

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Wow, President Obama looks young here. The Obamas travelled to Buckingham Palace to meet Queen Elizabeth in 2009.

I'm only now realizing how tall Michelle Obama is. This whole picture feels like it happened a full lifetime ago.

JK Rowling

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The queen looked absolutely delighted to meet author JK Rowling in 2004.

The queen was meeting notable women at a reception to honor Britain's Women Achievers at Buckingham Palace. Three months later, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban would be released on the big screen.

Anna Wintour

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Though they only met that day, it's clear that Anna Wintour was quite taken with Queen Elizabeth.

The two met at the creation of the Queen Elizabeth II Award For British Design during London Fashion week. Looks like they got along like a house on fire, tbh.

Miley Cyrus

At the 2009 Royal Variety Performance, Queen Elizabeth greeted a brunette Miley Cyrus backstage.

Miley performed at the annual event, and legit only looks a little bit nervous. I would be shaking in my heels.

Meryl Streep

Ah, another set of queens meeting!

Meryl Streep met Queen Elizabeth in 1980, when Kramer Vs Kramer was chosen to be screened at the Royal Film Performance. I am obsessed with Meryl's jacket.

Hugh Jackman

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Wolverine, meet the queen!

Before embarking on a tour of Australia in 2011, the queen and Prince Philip held a reception for Australians living in the UK at Buckingham Palace.

Justin Trudeau

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Is it me, or does the queen look absolutely delighted in this picture?

Snapped in 2018 at Buckingham Palace, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Queen Elizabeth during The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. He clearly charmed her.

Judi Dench

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Another set of queens! This is fantastic.

Judi Dench radiated pure joy at meeting Queen Elizabeth for at least the 4th time in 2014. The two met up at a reception for the Praemium Imperiale Awards, which was hosted at Buckingham Palace.

Eddie Redmayne

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Cool, cool, cool. Eddie Redmayne and director Tom Hooper met Queen Elizabeth in 2013, at a reception for the British film industry.

The queen looked rapt as she engaged the two in conversation.

Nelson Mandela

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The smile on the queen's face is visible, even from here. She happily greeted former South African President, Nelson Mandela, at Buckingham Palace in 2008.

The big smile on his face really says it all.