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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


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Jane Mansfield
1957


Frank Sinatra
1958


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British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan
1960


JFK and Jackie Kennedy
1965


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Julie Christie
1965


Rachel Welch and Woody Allen
1966


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Catherine Deneuve
1966


Barbra Streisand
1975


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Elizabeth Taylor (with then husband John Warner)
1976


Cybil Shepherd
1979


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Meryl Streep
1980


Pope John Paul II
1982


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Sally Field
1982


Spice Girls
1997


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Meg Ryan, Natasha Richardson, and Dennis Quaid
1998


Jennifer Lopez
2001


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Yoko Ono
2002


Thandie Newton
2006


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Lady Gaga
2009


Halle Berry and Pierce Brosnan
2002


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J.K. Rowling

2004


Miley Cyrus
2009


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Twiggy
2010


Madonna
2012


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Elton John
2012


Katie Couric
2012


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Joan Collins
2014


Angelina Jolie
2014


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Uma Thurman
2014


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

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