Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus were among the performers at last night’s Royal Variety performance in London, giving us a chance to watch two of America’s trashiest pop culture icons shake hands with England’s Queen Elizabeth II (Nicole Richie also apparently got to shake hands with the aging monarch—or as Nic put it, “diva”). Judging from a blog post on Miley’s website, the 17-year-old was a too distracted by a brighter star to appreciate her brush with royalty (“I met Lady Gaga!!!!! I met Lady Gaga!!!!! I met Lady Gaga!!!!”).
While Gaga has yet to comment on the glory of meeting Miley, she’s confessed disappointment in having to tone down her performance to meet the show’s strict standards of etiquette. “I wanted to do the suicide scene I did at the MTV Awards but I was told it wouldn’t be appropriate. And not only has that been vetoed, but I have had to tone down my act generally.” We’re sure the Queen appreciated what “performance art” Gaga did manage to pull off—hanging in mid-air in a red rubber suit while playing a piano held on stilts. Way to make fellow performer Bette Midler feel old, Gaga.
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