Marilyn Monroe and Queen Elizabeth II looked equally glamorous while meeting each other in 1956.
The Queen seemingly wore a black off-the-shoulder gown with white gloves, a tiara, and diamond jewelry, while Monroe opted for a shining dress with thin straps and a sweetheart neckline. She also wore gloves that seemingly matched her outfit.
They met during a performance of “The Battle of the River Plate” at the Empire Theatre in Leicester Square, London.
Meryl Streep was wearing a trench-style dress during her 1980 meeting with the Queen.
Streep specifically wore the white, long-sleeved outfit and matching short gloves for a showing of “Kramer vs. Kramer” in London, England.
The actress completed her look with an updo hairstyle and metallic earrings.
Queen Elizabeth II donned a similar style for the event: a white long-sleeve dress embellished with sequins. She also wore a fur shawl, short gloves, and statement jewels.
In 1997, three celebrities wore drastically different outfits while meeting Prince Charles.
That year, a royal gala was held at the Manchester Opera House in England to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Charles’ The Prince’s Trust charity. Backstage, the Prince of Wales was greeted by celebrities including Jennifer Aniston, Geri Halliwell, and Melanie Brown.
The two Spice Girls rocked their signature styles. Halliwell wore a white tank top lined with a plunging neckline and blue sequin details, while Brown wore a plaid bralette underneath a coral blazer.
Aniston went with a more subtle look that included a navy sleeveless dress, minimal makeup, and one of her signature haircuts.
Later that year, Queen Elizabeth II shook hands with the entire Spice Girls group.
The Queen attended the Spice Girls’ 1997 performance at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre in a metallic, short-sleeved dress, mid-length gloves, and gold jewels.
The Spice Girls wore bolder looks. Emma Lee Bunton wore a white sleeveless gown, while Victoria Beckham chose a brown strapless dress with a short slit down the side.
Melanie C wore the most casual look of the group, which included a tank top, red pants, and sneakers.
Halliwell shook the Queen’s hand while wearing a white halter gown, and Brown sported an animal-print bra, open shirt, and velvet pants.
Natasha Richardson and Dennis Quaid looked like royalty when meeting the Queen in 1998.
The two actors met the Queen at the premiere of “The Parent Trap.” Quaid looked dapper in a classic suit and bow tie, while Richardson wore a white dress with sheer sleeves and crystal hair clips.
The Queen also shined in a sparkling long-sleeved top, yellow skirt, and white gloves.
In 2001, the Queen was pictured looking delighted to meet Jennifer Lopez.
The Queen and Lopez met at the Dominion Theatre in London after that year’s Royal Variety Performance. Lopez wore a green halter-style dress, a statement necklace, and a sleek hairstyle.
The Queen wore a semi-sheer blue dress that was covered in sequins and floral details. Of course, she also sported her signature gloves.
Enrique Iglesias sported jeans while shaking hands with the Queen in 2007.
The singer paired his pants with a black blazer and white button-up shirt.
The Queen, on the other hand, wore a sparkling white dress and diamond jewelry.
Leonardo DiCaprio sported a standard suit to a 2004 movie premiere where he was photographed with Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.
The two royals also got dressed up for the occasion. Princess Beatrice paired a floral dress with black tights and flats, while Princess Eugenie chose a sleeveless green gown with a red bow and purple heels.
Kanye West and Diddy wore early-2000s fashion staples while posing for pictures with Prince Harry and Prince William.
The musicians met the princes during a party William and Harry held after a Wembley Stadium concert.
West wore a gray-toned blazer over a tan shirt and red tie. He also wore white shutter shades, which were all the rage in the early aughts. Diddy also embraced the era’s trends by wearing a navy jacket over a graphic T-shirt.
Harry and Prince William opted for more traditionally royal looks, which included button-up shirts, neutral-colored jackets, and casual pants with belts.
News source: insider