When Worlds Collide: Celebrities Mingle With Royals
We may sometimes think of the British royal family as being celebrities in their own right, but even they can cause Hollywood's top acts to get starstruck. Everyone from Reese Witherspoon to Harry Styles has gotten a chance to meet Queen Elizabeth II and her family, and they all made sure to be on their best behavior. While some of them, like Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hiddleston, got to know royals like Prince William when they went to school together, other stars, like Angelina Jolie, get an invitation to chat with a member of the family due to their achievements in the arts or in the world of philanthropy. Keep reading to see what happens when celebrities mingle with the royal set.
Our very own royal couple, Beyoncé and Jay Z, met Prince William and Kate Middleton at an NYC basketball game in November 2014.
At the 2015 Wimbledon Tennis Championship, the royal couple met Josh Hartnett and his pregnant girlfriend, Tamsin Egerton.
Lady Gaga and Prince Harry rubbed elbows at a London gala concert benefitting WellChild in June 2015.
Prince Harry met Chris Hemsworth, Elsa Pataky, and their daughter, India, at London's Audi Polo Challenge in May 2015.
Hillary Clinton was thrilled to meet Will and Kate during their December 2014 visit to NYC.
In December 2014, Prince William sat down for a chat with President Barack Obama at the White House.
After attending an NYC basketball game in December 2014, Kate and Will met basketball superstar LeBron James.
William gave friend Ellie Goulding a kiss when he greeted her at the Royal Variety Performance in London in November 2014.
In December 2013, Adele was made a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for her contribution to music. She took part in an investiture service with Prince Charles.
Prince William attended a reception in July 2011 to mark the launch of Tusk's US Patron Circle in Beverly Hills, where he met Reese Witherspoon.
Prince William sat next to Taylor Swift at the Winter Whites Gala in London in November 2013.
In June 2014, Helen Mirren attended the Audi Polo Challenge in Ascot, England, where she met Prince William.
Reese Witherspoon and Kate Middleton shook hands in Beverly Hills at the reception to mark the launch of Tusk's US Patron Circle in July 2011.
Tom Hardy casually exchanged words at the Audi Polo Challenge in Ascot, England in June 2014.
Enrique Iglesias met Queen Elizabeth at the Royal Variety Performance in Liverpool in December 2007.
Lady Gaga was given the opportunity to meet Queen Elizabeth after the Royal Variety Performance in Blackpool, England, in December 2009.
Carey Mulligan met Queen Elizabeth at a reception for the British film industry at Windsor Castle in April 2013.
In November 2014, Wills gave Ed Sheeran a warm greeting at the Royal Variety performance.
The queen of pop, Madonna, met the Queen of England at the November 2002 world premiere of Die Another Day in London.
The Game of Thrones cast met Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip on set.
Clive Owen and Prince Harry chatted at the Audi Polo Challenge in Ascot, England in June 2014.
Prince William met Pharrell Williams in July 2006 at the Audi Polo Challenge in Midhurst, England.
Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, and Princess Beatrice of York all spent the day together in Saint-Tropez in June 2013.
Queen Elizabeth and Bette Midler made each other's acquaintance after the Royal Variety Performance in December 2009 in Blackpool, England.
David Beckham, Prince Harry, and Prince William all posed together in June 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa, during the FIFA World Cup.
Serena Williams met Queen Elizabeth II in June 2010 at Wimbledon in London.
Kate Middleton had a conversation with Tom Hanks at the 2011 BAFTA Brits to Watch Event in LA in July 2011.
Nicole Kidman and Kate Middleton spoke at the 2011 BAFTA Brits to Watch Event in LA in July 2011.
Barbra Streisand and Prince William spoke at the July 2011 BAFTA Brits to Watch Event in LA.
Prince William joined Taylor Swift and Jon Bon Jovi on stage for a performance of "Livin' on a Prayer" at Kensington Palace in November 2013.
Jennifer Lopez met newlyweds Prince William and Kate Middleton at the July 2011 BAFTA Brits to Watch Event in LA.
Katie Couric met Queen Elizabeth at a garden party at Buckingham Palace in May 2012.
Damian Lewis got to meet Queen Elizabeth at a reception for the British film industry in Berkshire, England, in April 2013.
Princess Beatrice of York posed with MTV star Colton Haynes and Glee star Matthew Morrison at the annual Serpentine Gallery party in London in June 2013.
Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews met Princess Beatrice at the London premiere of The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement in September 2004.
Princess Beatrice attended the UK premiere of The Aviator in December 2004, where she met Leonardo DiCaprio.
Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice posed with Naomi Campbell at London Fashion Week in September 2008.
Prince William posed for photographs with Jon Bon Jovi and his family at a gala at Kensington Palace in November 2013.
Prince Harry and LL Cool J took a photo together in May 2009 at the Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic in NYC.
Queen Elizabeth met her Hollywood impersonator, Helen Mirren, in May 2009 at a performing arts reception at Buckingham Palace.
Prince William met Tom Hiddleston at the UK premiere of War Horse in January 2012.
Paul McCartney was given the opportunity to meet Queen Elizabeth II at the Diamond Jubilee Concert in London in June 2012.
Queen Elizabeth met Will.i.am in June 2012 at the Diamond Jubilee Concert in London.
Princess Beatrice and Salma Hayek met each other in November 2012 at the British Fashion Awards in London.
One Direction's Niall Horan met the queen at Buckingham Palace in March 2014.
Harry Styles shook hands with Kate when they met at the Royal Variety Performance in November 2014.