These red carpet photos prove even celebrities get starstuck in the presence of royals

Inside the moments Hollywood and the monarchy collide.
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Celebrities are often considered to be Hollywood royalty with their money, jewels and lavish lifestyles.

But occasionally the biggest names in showbiz get starstruck when they encounter actual royalty.

Just take Leonardo DiCaprio for example.

The Academy Award-winning actor looked totally starstruck when he bumped into Prince Charles at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery in the UK at COP26 in November 2021.

Photos from the chance encounter show Leo grinning with flushed cheeks as he chatted with fellow environmental activist Charles and fashion designer Stella McCartney.

And he’s not the only big name actor who has been left blushing after meeting a royal.

Daniel Craig, Angelina Jolie and many more movie stars have been left starstruck by the British royals, as have a number of musicians, including the Spice Girls!

Keep reading to see what happens to Hollywood heavyweights when they are in the presence of reigning royals.

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The royals took these stars’ breaths away when they crossed paths at the premiere of Top Gun: Maverick in 2022. The Prince and Princess of Wales were spotted sharing a lively converstion with the film’s stars, including Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller and Tom Cruise.

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Cruise played host to the royals on the red carpet, even offering Catherine his hand as she climed the theatre stairs in this divine figure-hugging gown.

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Prince William has revealed the true story behind this incredible photo of him rocking out with Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift at the Centrepoint Gala Dinner at Kensington Palace in 2013. Recalling the night on the Apple Fitness+ Time to Walk podcast, the future king said: “I can’t believe I’m actually telling this story.”

He continued: “I’m sat next to Taylor Swift, she’s on my left. And after Jon does his first song, there’s a pause, and she turns to me. She puts her hand on my arm, looks me in the eye, and says, ‘Come on, William. Let’s go and sing,'”

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“To this day, I still do not know what came over me. Honestly, even now I’m cringing at what happened next, and I don’t understand why I gave in. But, frankly, if Taylor Swift looks you in the eye, touches your arm, and says, ‘Come with me…’ I got up like a puppy and went, ‘Yeah, okay, that seems like a great idea. I’ll follow you.'”

And follow her he did, jumping up on stage for a surprise performance that William pulled off with confidence, despite his nerves: “Beneath my black tie, there was a lot of sweating going on. I felt like a swan, where I was trying to keep myself composed on the outside, but inside, the little legs are paddling fast.”

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Daniel Craig seemed bashful as he shared a laugh with radiant Duchess Catherine at the premiere of his James Bond film No Time To Die in 2021.

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Prince William and Princess Catherine took time to chat with singer Ed Sheeran and Harry Potter actress Emma Watson (dressed in white) at the first Earthshot Prize Awards in 2021.

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Ed also met Prince Harry in 2019, when they teamed up to film a special sketch for World Mental Health Day.

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Olivia Colman, who played the Queen on seasons three and four of The Crown, was thrilled to meet a real-life royal in 2019! Duchess Catherine paused to chat with the award-winning actress at the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2019.

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Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have plenty of star power of their own, but even they may have been starstruck when they met Beyoncé and Jay Z at the Lion King film premiere in 2019.

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The Spice Girls looked thrilled to meet King Charles, though the royal seemed a little unsure about their wild antics in 1997.

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Who could forget when John Travolta met Princess Diana on the dance floor at the White House during an official dinner in 1985?

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Harry Styles was all smiles in 2014 when he and his fellow One Direction bandmates met Princee Catherine and Prince William.

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Angelina Jolie showed off her delicate curtsey when she met the Queen in 2014. The actress and humanitarian was made an Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George… which is a mouthful.

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Angelina also met with the Queen Consort, Camilla at the Conflict Rape Summit in London in 2014.

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Prince William and David Beckham joined forces in 2014 to protect animals from illegal poaching. The royal and the soccer star have been friends for years with David and his wife, Victoria among the guests at William’s wedding to Princess Catherine in 2011.

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Our Australian princess, Kylie Minogue, meets the Queen after the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London in November 2012.

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Hugh Jackman had an audience with the Queen in the white drawing room before a Royal reception for members of the Australian community living in the UK at Buckingham Palace on October, 2011.

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Catherine rubbed shoulders with actress Reese Witherspoon at the launch of Tusk Trust’s US Patron’s Circle in 2011.

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Despite her name, Lady Gaga hadn’t met the Queen of England until this encounter following the Royal Variety Performance in Blackpool, England in December, 2009.

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Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones followed royal protocol with a curtsey to meet King Charles in 2010.

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In what could have been an awkward encounter, both the Queen and the actress who played her, Helen Mirren were all smiles when they met in February 2014.

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Judging by the faces of musicians Sir Paul McCartney and Annie Lennox the joy of meeting the Queen never gets old.

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Queen Elizabeth II is introduced to Cheryl Cole by Kylie Minogue backstage after the Diamond Jubilee, Buckingham Palace Concert in June, 2012 in London.

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A cool combination: Prince William stands with entertainer Pharell Williams at the Polo in 2006.

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In this case it may have been the royals who were starstruck! We don’t if it’s Kate or William who was most excited to meet Jennifer Lopez at the BAFTAs in 2011.

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Princess Catherine works her charms on Hollywood heavyweights, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson.

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Nicole Kidman and Prince William seemed to be enjoying a laugh together when they crossed paths in 2011.

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Queen Elizabeth II talks to Dame Judi Dench and artist Anish Kapoor at Buckingham Palace in July, 2011.

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Cate Blanchett seemed tickled pink to meet King Charles at the premiere of Charlotte Gray in London, 2002.

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Actors Halle Berry and Pierce Brosnan shake hands with Queen Elizabeth II at the world premiere of the James Bond film Die Another Day at the Royal Albert Hall in 2002.

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Kanye West and P Diddy looked pretty chuffed to meet a young Prince Harry at the Concert for Diana at Wembley Stadium in 2007.

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Three of Hollywood’s biggest stars Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Eric Bana were smiling ear-to-ear as they met King Charles for the film premiere of The Other Boleyn Girl.

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The Queen with Bette Midler in December 2007.

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As the Queen of Pop Madonna dipped into a curtsey to greet the actual Queen in 2002.

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Beyoncé was beaming when she encountered King Charles at an event for The Prince’s Trust in 2003.

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