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Rare Photos of Celebrities Meeting the Queen

Did you ever think you'd see Lady Gaga shaking Her Majesty's hand?
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Queen Elizabeth has shaken a lot of hands in her day. And whilst it's easy to assume they were all the hands of presidents, monarchs, or government officials, here you'll find her engaging with the Hollywood set—the likes of Madonna, Elton John, and even (gasp) the Spice Girls.

Marilyn Monroe
1956


Jane Mansfield
1957


Frank Sinatra
1958


British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan
1960


JFK and Jackie Kennedy
1965


Julie Christie
1965


Rachel Welch and Woody Allen
1966


Catherine Deneuve
1966


Barbra Streisand
1975


Elizabeth Taylor (with then husband John Warner)
1976


Cybil Shepherd
1979


Meryl Streep
1980


Pope John Paul II
1982


Sally Field
1982


Spice Girls
1997


Meg Ryan, Natasha Richardson, and Dennis Quaid
1998


Jennifer Lopez
2001


Yoko Ono
2002


Thandie Newton
2006


Lady Gaga
2009


Halle Berry and Pierce Brosnan
2002


J.K. Rowling

2004


Miley Cyrus
2009


Twiggy
2010


Madonna
2012


Elton John
2012


Katie Couric
2012


Joan Collins
2014


Angelina Jolie
2014


Uma Thurman
2014


This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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