35 Celebrities Who Were Lucky Enough to Meet Queen Elizabeth II

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Many celebrities were fortunate enough to meet Queen Elizabeth II over the course of her 70 years on the throne. And while she may have just been "granny" to her grandchildren and "Gan Gan" to her great grandchildren, these actors, musicians, athletes, and politicians definitely addressed the queen as "Your Majesty". They would have also curtsied, bowed, or simply shaken the Queen's hand. To find out which lucky celebrities have done just that — whether they met the Queen at a royal event or were awarded with an OBE, MBE, or CBE — keep reading.

Will.i.am, 2012
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Will.i.am, 2012

Anna Wintour, 2018
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Anna Wintour, 2018

Barack and Michelle Obama, 2016
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Barack and Michelle Obama, 2016

David Beckham, 2018
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David Beckham, 2018

Rod Stewart, 2016
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Rod Stewart, 2016

Angelina Jolie, 2014
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Angelina Jolie, 2014

Damian Lewis, Helen McCrory, and Thandie Newton, 2013
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Damian Lewis, Helen McCrory, and Thandie Newton, 2013

Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hopper, 2013
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Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hopper, 2013

Ed Sheeran, 2012
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Ed Sheeran, 2012

Kylie Minogue, 2012
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Kylie Minogue, 2012

Girls Aloud, 2012
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Girls Aloud, 2012

Michael Sheen and Tom Hiddleston, 2012
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Michael Sheen and Tom Hiddleston, 2012

Jessie J and Robbie Williams, 2012
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Jessie J and Robbie Williams, 2012

Elton John, Tom Jones, Sir Cliff Richard, and Dame Shirley Bassey, 2012
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Elton John, Tom Jones, Sir Cliff Richard, and Dame Shirley Bassey, 2012

Paul McCartney and Annie Lennox, 2012
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Paul McCartney and Annie Lennox, 2012

Rowan Atkinson and Gillian Anderson, 2012
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Rowan Atkinson and Gillian Anderson, 2012

Helen Mirren, 2011
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Helen Mirren, 2011

Ellie Goulding, 2011
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Ellie Goulding, 2011

Lady Gaga, 2009
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Lady Gaga, 2009

Tom Daley and the Great British Olympic Diving Team, 2008
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Tom Daley and the Great British Olympic Diving Team, 2008

Miley Cyrus, 2009
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Miley Cyrus, 2009

Daniel Craig, 2006
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Daniel Craig, 2006

Kate Moss, 2004
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Kate Moss, 2004

Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, 2004
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Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, 2004

Jennifer Lopez, 2001
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Jennifer Lopez, 2001

Bill and Hillary Clinton, 2000
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Bill and Hillary Clinton, 2000

Vivienne Westwood, 1999
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Vivienne Westwood, 1999

Meryl Streep, 1980
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Meryl Streep, 1980

Barbra Streisand, 1975
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Barbra Streisand, 1975