Hilarious Photos of Celebrities Meeting Royals and Freaking Out

Celebrities often get the chance to meet royals. Sometimes it’s for charity, premieres, dinners, and other events. Either way, it often leads to the best photos of celebrities freaking out over the chance to meet members of royal families and them later even telling stories about what was said.

Even those who are close friends with royalty have been caught being starstruck. So who couldn’t contain their excitement? Here are 15 hilarious photos of celebrities meeting royals and freaking out.

1. Reese Witherspoon meeting Duchess Kate Middleton

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets actress Reese Witherspoon

Kate Middleton and Reese Witherspoon | Chris Jackson – Pool/Getty Images

The Oscar winner started her acting career when she was a child so she has met many famous people along the way. But she was still pretty starstruck by Duchess Kate Middleton and talked about it with Ellen DeGeneres.

“Somebody called me and said we’re having a really small fundraiser would you want to come over and meet the Prince and Princess?” she revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “I was like, Yes.” But what does one wear when you know you’re going to meet a royal?

“I must have tried on like six outfits,” Witherspoon continued. “I’m meeting a princess. You don’t understand. You have to be wearing the right outfit and the whole thing. I don’t know maybe we can be friends.” She then looked at the photo of her meeting Middleton. “I’m so excited to meet her. She’s so pretty. I mean y’all, she’s a princess!”

Next: This actress is friends with a prince and still got starstruck by his family members.

2. Cara Delevigne meeting Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla Parker Bowles

Model Cara Delevingne and family meet with Prince Charles

Cara Delevingne and Prince Charles | Anthony Devlin – WPA Pool/Getty Images

The English model is actually very close to the royal family. She told Margot Robbie that she sends drunk texts to Prince Harry.

But she still looked pretty excited to see Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla. She met them at a charity event for the Elephant Family.

Next: This Mission: Impossible star looked amazed by meeting this prince.

3. Tom Cruise meeting Prince Philip

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Tom Cruise meet during a dinner to mark the 75th anniversary of the Outward Bound Trust

Prince Philip and Tom Cruise | Jonathan Brady – WPA Pool/Getty Images

The action star was definitely excited to meet Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace. Tom Cruise was invited to a dinner for the 75th anniversary of the charity, Outward Bound Trust.

Next: This celebrity reportedly pushed an actress to meet Prince William.

4. Jennifer Lopez meeting Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Kate Middleton, Prince William, Jennifer Lopez | Mark Large – Pool/Getty Images

The Shades of Blue star looks very excited to meet the royal couple. She reportedly was so excited, she pushed aside a fellow TV star!

I didn’t meet them,” said Mary-Louise Parker, according to Hollywood Life. “I was shoved out of the way by Jennifer Lopez. Uh oh, I shouldn’t have said that.”

Next: These two rappers look excited to meet this prince.

5. Sean Combs and Kanye West meeting Prince Harry

S rapper Kanye West (L) poses with Prince Harry (C) and US rapper P Diddy (R)

Kanye West, Prince Harry, and Sean Combs | Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images

It’s not often that you will catch Sean Combs cracking a smile. But he did in this photo with Kanye West and Prince Harry. This photo was taken at the Concert for Diana in 2007.

Next: This celebrity couple is considered American royalty so everyone watched when they met this royal couple.

6. Beyoncé and Jay Z meeting Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton

A monitor showing Beyoncé and JAY-Z shaking hands with Prince William and Kate Middleton

A monitor showing Beyoncé and JAY-Z shaking hands with Prince William and Kate Middleton | Rebecca English via Twitter

The famous couples crossed paths at Barclays Stadium for the charity United for Wildlife. When they met, all eyes were on them, and they all looked starstruck by each other.

Next: This soccer star got to meet this queen multiple times.

7. David Beckham meeting Queen Elizabeth II

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) shakes hands with former England footballer David Beckham (R) as former prime minister John Major (2L) looks on during a reception

Queen Elizabeth II and David Beckham | Steve Parsons/AFP/Getty Images

The soccer superstar got to meet the queen at the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards, which are held at Buckingham Palace.

Although he looks pretty excited to take her hand, it’s not the first time they’ve met. He previously met her in 2002.

Next: This Oscar winner sang to this prince.

8. Emma Thompson meeting Prince Charles

Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales speaks to British actress Emma Thompson

Prince Charles and Emma Thompson | Eddie Mulholland/AFP/Getty Images

The Oscar winner was so excited to meet the prince, she couldn’t contain herself. She reportedly sang to him “It’s you! You look gorgeous,” according to Hello! They were at an event in St James’s Palace.

Next: This NBA star made headlines for breaking protocol with this duchess.

9. LeBron James meeting Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Prince William, Kate Middleton, and LeBron James | Tim Rooke – Pool/Getty Images

The NBA player met the royal couple at the Barclays Center for an event. He actually made headlines because he broke protocol by having his arm around Kate Middleton’s shoulder while posing for a photo.

But he’s hardly the only American to make this mistake.

Next: This Oscar winner has been starstruck multiple times by the royal family.

10. Cate Blanchett meeting Prince Charles

Prince Charles of Wales meets Australian actress Cate Blanchett at the premiere of her film Charlotte Gray at the Odeon cinema in London's Leicester Square, 19 February 2002.

Prince Charles of Wales and Cate Blanchett | Kieran Doherty/AFP/Getty Images

The Australian Oscar winner met Prince Charles at the premiere of Charlotte Gray. She looks very excited to meet the prince. She later met Prince William as well at Windsor Castle and looked just as starstruck.

Next: This English actor looked very excited to meet the queen.

11. Alan Rickman meeting Queen Elizabeth II

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) meets British actor Alan Rickman (2nd R) during a Reception for the Dramatic Arts

Queen Elizabeth II and Alan Rickman | Yui Mok/AFP/Getty Images

The English actor got the opportunity to meet the queen at the Dramatic Arts reception at Buckingham Palace. He is definitely beaming while being in her presence.

Next: This is why this icon laughed when she met the queen.

12. Madonna meeting Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II meets US pop star and actress Madonna

Madonna and Queen Elizabeth II | Dan Chung/AFP/GettyImages

The music icon is seen doing a curtsy in front of the queen at the premiere of Die Another Day, but she is also cracking up. The reason for that is because Queen Elizabeth II reportedly asked John Cleese, “And what do you do?,” not knowing he plays Q in the movie.

Next: This famous actress got to meet the royal that she portrayed in a movie years before.

13. Helen Mirren meeting Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II meets actress Dame Helen Mirren

Dame Helen Mirren and Queen Elizabeth II | David Crump – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Dame Helen Mirren actually played the royal in The Queen so it’s interesting to see them together in person. “How delightful she was. “Very sweet,” she said according to the New York Times. “You’re thinking ‘it’s the queen, it’s the queen.'”

Mirren also admitted to being self-conscious during the encounter.

Next: This actress happily accepted becoming a Commander of the British Empire.

14. Helena Bonham Carter meeting Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II meets Helena Bonham Carter during the Dramatic Arts reception at Buckingham Palace on February 17, 2014 in London, England.

Helena Bonham Carter and Queen Elizabeth II | Yui Mok – WPA Pool/Getty Images

The British actress met the queen at the Dramatic Arts event in 2014 and is seen smiling and doing a curtsy in front of her. Helena Bonham Carter met Queen Elizabeth II before and was made a Commander of the British Empire.

Next: This Olympic medalist was surprised by Prince Harry for her birthday.

15. Missy Franklin meeting Prince Harry

Prince Harry talks with Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin

Prince Harry and Missy Franklin | Ed Andrieski/Pool/Getty Images

Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin got an amazing birthday surprise with Prince Harry singing “Happy Birthday” to her. She posted her reaction on Instagram with “And the perfect way to end my 18th birthday!? Meeting Prince Harry! It was a honor meeting him and I had a blast as always😊😄🎂”

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