We recall the most extravagant, frank and inappropriate costumes that the stars chose to meet with the Windsors. Among them are Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Spice Girls and many other celebrities.
Prince Charles with the Spice Girls at a concert in Manchester, May 9, 1997
Members of the British royal family are often considered similar to celebrities, but several circumstances still separate them from ordinary celebrities. Strict and sometimes bizarre protocol requirements and special rules applicable in the most unimaginable situations seriously complicate the life of titled persons. Their public appearances often take place in the same format as the stars, but almost always these two categories of celebrities can be distinguished from each other by their clothes alone. We will analyze the most unsuccessful outfits that celebrities chose for meetings with royals, on the example of which the contrast between the two worlds is seen best.
Cambridge talk to Jennifer Lopez and her mom Guadalupe Rodriguez at the BAFTA Brits in Los Angeles, July 9, 2011
At the BAFTA ceremony in Los Angeles in 2011, Jennifer Lopez and her mother Guadalupe Rodriguez talked with Prince William and Duchess Catherine. The singer was wearing a dark green dress with a spectacular slit showing off her ribs and abs. At the same time, Catherine was wearing a lilac dress in the Greek style, which she had recently put on again. Apparently, the style of both women has not changed much over the past decade.
Prince of Wales with the Spice Girls at the Royal Gala Concert in Manchester
May 9, 1997
The petite member of the Spice Girls group, known as Ginger Spice, always chose spectacular outfits. What is one of her micro-mini dresses with the British flag worth, in which the singer would definitely not be allowed into the palace! For a meeting with the Crown Prince, “peppercorn” also chose an outfit that clearly did not fit into the protocol requirements. In 1997, a royal gala concert dedicated to the 21st anniversary of The Prince’s Trust was held in Manchester. The Prince of Wales went to say hello to the stars, including Stephen Fry, Jennifer Aniston and the Spice Girls. And although Melanie C was wearing sweatpants, and Victoria Beckham was wearing a short black dress with thin straps, Halliwell surpassed everyone by appearing in a shiny white and blue swimsuit with fringe, complemented by a small tiara on her head and white sneakers on a huge platform. In the group photo, Prince Charles appeared with a large lipstick print on his cheek.
The Queen shakes hands with Geri Halliwell after the Royal Variety Performance at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre, May 31, 1998
It should be noted that at the meeting with Her Majesty, which took place next year thanks to the Royal Variety Show at the Victoria Palace Theater, Geri Halliwell still wore a long dress. Although the singer’s cleavage still attracted glances.
Her Majesty and Lady Gaga at Royal Variety, December 7, 2009
At the royal variety show in 2009, Lady Gaga appeared in a long latex dress with buff sleeves and with a catchy make-up of scarlet rhinestones. And this is definitely one of the most extravagant star images chosen to meet the queen.
Prince Harry, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett at the WellChild Charity Concert at the Royal Albert Hall
June 8, 2015
But when in 2015 Lady Gaga, along with Tony Bennett, met with Prince Harry before the WellChild charity gala concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London, she surprised royal fans not only with an unusual beauty image, but also with the frankness of the outfit. The singer’s shimmering caftan dress with a very deep round neck and unusually decorated eyebrows with sequins created an unforgettable combo.
Prince Charles with Katy Perry at the British Asian Trust reception
February 4, 2020
Katy Perry was among the performers who demonstrated their forms in front of the Prince of Wales. The singer arrived at the British Asian Trust evening in a long dress with a very low neckline, covered with a shimmering mesh, but this does not negate the fact that the outfit contradicts court protocol and certainly surprised the Crown Prince, even if he did not show the kind.
Beyonce and Prince Charles at Fashion Rocks For The Prince’s Trust, October 15, 2003
The singer crossed paths with the future British king during the period when she was in the Destiny’s Child group and wore colored glasses and low jeans with decorative straps with rhinestones, and already at the stage of her solo career, preferring satin and fur inserts. However, from this combination, seasoned with large earrings-rings, the observers were not delighted.
Duchess Meghan, Beyonce and Jay Z at the European premiere of the film “The Lion King” in London, July 14, 2019
Beyonce and her husband managed to meet the royals again at the European premiere of the film “The Lion King”. The singer’s long gold dress with an asymmetrical sleeve and a bold slit in the neckline area contrasted strongly with the protocol outfit of Duchess Megan by Jason Wu.
Prince Charles with Lenny Kravitz during Prince’s Trust party
July 11, 2004
At an open-air concert in Hyde Park, Prince Charles talked not only with his old friend Geri Halliwell, but also with Lenny Kravitz. The Prince of Wales, as always, was dressed in a suit and tie, and the performer appeared before the future king of Britain in jeans, a jacket with rivets, a mesh shirt worn over a turtleneck, a knitted hat with a visor and black glasses. It looks like the artist was frozen, but Geri, who was standing next to him, was wearing shorts.
Prince William, Kanye West, Prince Harry and Jay Z at the Concert For Diana in London, July 1, 2007
Today, few people remember the strange fashion of the 2000s for louvered glasses, but this picture of Kanye West and Jay Z together with Princes William and Harry remind of those times and club trends. The meeting took place after a concert in memory of Princess Diana.
Emma Watson at the Earthshot Prize Awards
October 17, 2021
This unusual ensemble for Emma Watson was prepared by designer Harris Reed. In a long sleeveless top with an open back and lace details at the throat, the actress appeared at the Earthshot Prize Awards event organized by Prince William and Kate Middleton in October 2021. This tulle top, reaching to the floor on one side and revealing the entire back from behind, was made up of several old wedding dresses. This fully corresponded to the Earthshot Prize Awards environmental agenda, but the outfit, complemented by black trousers and massive platform boots, had many critics.