We can’t help but feel a little bit excited every time a celebrity meets a member of the royal family. Why? Perhaps it comes from witnessing two ordinarily separate worlds colliding, or possibly, it’s the sense that when stars come face-to-face with royalty, they become just like us.
Take, for example, Beyoncé’s 2019 rendezvous with Meghan Markle. It’s an extremely rare occasion that we ever get to see the regal songstress look so wonder-struck, and it was a moment which proved to be oddly heartwarming in pictures.
And for some A-list stars, their meetings with royal are particularly poignant after the monarchy member passes away. Take, for example, Angelina Jolie’s 2014 meeting with Queen Elizabeth II, eight years before Her Majesty (and the longest reigning monarch) sadly passed away.
And Beyoncé’s not the only one, from Geri Halliwell’s unforgettable expression when meeting Prince Charles to Reese Witherspoon’s awestruck face in the presence of Kate Middleton, the following photos prove that when it comes to meeting royalty, celebrities aren’t that different from the rest of us.
Scroll on to see some of the most unforgettable photos of celebrities meeting royals.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z meeting Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2019.
Lady Gaga meeting Queen Elizabeth II in 2009.
Angelina Jolie meeting Queen Elizabeth II in 2014.
The Spice Girls meeting 13-year-old Prince Harry in 1997.
Taylor Swift meeting Prince William in 2013.
Victoria Beckham meeting Prince William in 2017.
Cara Delevingne meeting Prince Charles in 2013.
Rihanna meeting Prince Harry in 2016.
Reese Witherspoon meeting Kate Middleton in 2011.
Beyoncé meeting Kate Middleton in 2014.
Jennifer Lopez meeting Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011.
Diddy and Kanye West meeting Prince Harry in 2007.
Diddy and Kanye West meeting Prince Harry and Prince William in 2007.
Jennifer Aniston and Geri Halliwell meeting Prince Charles in 1997.
Kylie Minogue meeting Prince William in 2018.
Nicole Kidman meeting Kate Middleton in 2011.
Alexa Chung meeting Kate Middleton in 2017.
Leonardo DiCaprio meeting Sarah, Duchess of York, and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie in 2004.
Mel B meeting Prince Charles in 1997.
Madonna meeting Queen Elizabeth II in 2002.
Ellie Goulding meeting Kate Middleton in 2014.