Lady Gaga & Miley Cyrus meet Queen Elizabeth


The prophets must be right. We’re seeing the end of days. That’s the only explanation I have for what appears to be the oddest, most amazingly ridiculous meeting of the minds last night. It was the Royal Variety show, for which Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince Phillip attended, and it headlined none other than Lady Gaga. Gaga outdid her herself with a red (leather? pleather?) gown, complete with a removable Elizabethan collar and train. Thank God, Gaga took off the collar when she met the Queen. And she gave a deep, respectful curtsy, which makes me happy. However, Her Majesty also had to sit through Miley Cyrus and her hot pants. I’m serious. Thankfully, Miley changed into a nice dress to formally meet the Queen, but there are no photos of Miley curtsying. Maybe she didn’t know? Or didn’t care?

Blackpool has certainly never seen anything like the performance Lady GaGa put on at the Royal Vareity Show last night – and for all her years and travels, it’s unlikely the Queen has either.

The American singer famed for her crazy collection of outfits managed to outdo herself as she appeared on stage in a red latex outfit dressed as Elizabeth I.

GaGa wore a long dress, complete with intricate ruffle and plus outlandish sparkly eye make-up and lipstick for an astonishing performance featuring a huge Dali-style piano.

It was the highlight of an amazing night as the Royal Variety Show returned to Blackpool for the first time in 54 years.

On that occasion Morecambe & Wise and Arthur Askey had entertained Her Majesty and Prince Philip. This time, as well as GaGa, the bill included X Factor winner Alexandra Burke and teenage star Miley Cyrus.

GaGa arrived on stage to close the show with a 20ft train trailing behind the dress.

She was helped on to a chair attached to a chain and hoisted 30 feet in the air to play a piano which was supported by legs that look very similar to those supporting the giant elephants in the Salvador Dali painting, The Temptation Of St Anthony.

The singer performed Speechless – the song she wrote to try and persuade her sick father Joseph to have heart surgery. Last night he was sitting in the crowd to see his daughter perform. The singer has credited him with helping her beat a cocaine addiction before she became famous.

The show-stopping display capped a memorable time in England for GaGa, who performed in a giant bath on Sunday’s X Factor show. She had then surprised locals in The Castle pub, in North Acton, by popping in for a drink while wearing white leotard, matching minidress and ripped fishnet tights. She sipped her drink through a straw before heading off with a takeaway fish and chips.

The American is clearly a fan of the dish as she’s enjoyed the same thing in a pub in Blackpool on Friday during rehearsals for last night’s show.

But it was 17-year-old Miley Cyrus who wore the most daring outfit of the night.

Her tiny hotpants revealed the young stars thighs as she performed raunchy dance moves onstage. It is not known what the Royal audience made of the show.

More than 1,000 people turned out to catch a glimpse of the monarch and the Duke of Edinburgh as they arrived for the gala evening.

[From The Daily Mail]

Can you even imagine what was going through Queen Elizabeth’s mind? I mean, she’s seen it all and colonized it, but I still think she was probably a little taken aback with Gaga and Miley. I have to say, I’m proud of Gaga, though. My American countrywoman did me proud by not only performing for the Queen, but by showing respect to the Queen. I doubt Miley even spit out her, like, you know, gum, y’all.

Miley Cyrus changed from her hot pants, while Lady Gaga respectfully meets the Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II on December 7, 2009. Credit: WENN.


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  1. Firestarter says:

    Isn’t that dress a little low cut for a 17 year old? And isn’t it a little low to be meeting the Queen in?

    For a teen, her chest is pretty saggy.

    Good for Gaga being respectful!

  2. Kimberly says:

    Gaga may be outlandish but sh can definitely redeem herself for fans like me back in the states .

    What a touching story about Her and her Dad . He must be so proud ♥

  3. snowball says:

    Team GaGa! I just love her wacky little self.

    What on earth is that blonde with tight black spandex-y shorts and no shoes on in that Miley pic thinking? If BeaverTeeth can slap on an inappropriate dress, then so could everyone else.

    I bet the Queen secretly loved GaGa.

  4. Pont Neuf says:

    I’m not sorry for saying this at all: I have never understood why everyone in this country makes such a fuss about the Royal Variety Performance. Yes, it is celebrated to gather funds for the EABF, but besides that, it seems to be yet another excuse for the royal family to sit through another public event with long, bored faces and that annoying attitude that seems to say “all of you, plebeians, owe us something – grovel and be grateful that we even pretend to care enough to actually show up!”.

    Well, darls, pay taxes like everybody else (not as part of a “voluntary and secret” arrangement) and get proper jobs, and maybe someone will owe you something someday.

    Also, this bizarre idea that so many Americans have, that meeting someone with a nobiliary title somehow will elevate them, is SO well, precisely that: plebeian.

    God, you people act as if Gaga were a saint for behaving like a normal human being and Miley were some sort of wretched harlot for not playing princess dress up and going out of her way to impress that old racist, fascist parasite!

  5. Firestarter says:

    @Pont Neuf- I would not care if she was meeting Bugs Bunny, the dress is still not appropriate for a 17 yr old, nor for meeting any person in for that matter, young or old. If she were meeting President Obama or the President of a major movie studio, that dress is not proper, IMO.

    She is 17, not 27. I don’t know many normal mother’s who would think that is a dress a 17 yr old should be wearing to a formal affair with adults.

  6. jewtastic says:

    Seriously. That dress is horrid on Miley.

  7. Pont Neuf says:

    Oh, come on, Firestarter! Have you seen the way most 12-year-old girls dress nowadays? Actually, I find Miley demure compared to what I see while walking on the streets, on girls who are MUCH younger.

    Parents are more relaxed nowadays about these things, which is fine by me: everyone should (mis-)educate their children as they see fit.

    Anyway, yes, she could have dressed more appropriately, but that doesn’t make her worse than many other people. She’s just abiding by that unwritten celebrity law that say that, if you’re big enough, you can make an embarrassment out of yourself and nobody will care.

  8. Firestarter says:

    @Pont Neuf- Right you are about kids and how they dress but IMO, kids and teens need to be kids and teens. You get to adulthood soon enough, why rush it.

    I do see what you are saying though.

  9. Jillian says:

    @Firestarter- I was thinking the same thing about that dress and her boobs. God save the queen.

  10. Peach says:

    Well frankly you cannot compare the two. Miley Cyrus looks like a slack jawed yokel in comparison to Gaga.

    “The Fame is a reckoning on what it is to achieve penniless fame. I’m not positing one thing or another, but rather having a 13 track argument on what fame means.”

    “Party in the USA, ya’ll”

    Um. Yeah. One is an artist and one is a composite sketch of an artist from Disney. It’s not comprable.

    Her dress is ugly, but meh. Kids these days show their business everywhere.

  11. Popcorny says:

    There goes the last shred of dignity of England.
    Did Miley really think Queen Elizabeth wanted to see her boobies? -total trash.

  12. lilred says:

    @ popcorny not only does the Queen not want to see her boobies I can’t say I want to see them either.

    What ever happened to having a sense of pride and respect for others.

  13. heb says:

    I love how Miley was more excited to meet Lady Gaga than the Queen, what an IDIOT.

  14. Ling says:

    I actually think Miley’s dress is lovely. And, it’s a common mistake (meaning I made it too) to assume that, just because your boobies are young and sprightly and you don’t necessarily NEED a bra, you don’t have to wear a support garment with a formal dress. There is more than a passing similarity between Miley’s and my chestal region from my prom photos… silly little girls.

    And, say what you want, but at least it’s a gown. People have met royalty in much worse. The queen’s smiling, isn’t she? Look at her.

    And, I know this is a technicality, one is not required to curtsy for HRH.

    (I’ll be back in a mo… I just need to self-flagellate as punishment for defending Miley.)

    Gaga is my Godgod.

  15. Jenna says:

    First off, I love the line “seen it all and colonized it.”

    Second off, I don’t care for either outfit really, but both of them are just doing their thing. Sometimes I love Lady Gaga’s crazy outfits and other times I don’t. In this case I don’t.

    Third, I love Lady Gaga.

  16. ligeia says:

    lady gaga and her weird outfits are starting to grow on me…miley on the other hand needs help from the stylist.

  17. TxGal says:

    The way I see it one shows class the other one doesn’t.

  18. trish says:

    Lady gaga curtsied when she met the Queen. Class act.
    Not Miley though. Put her back in the barn. Her dress is not appropriate for a meeting with the Queen.
    It would be ok for a different event.

  19. Mairead says:

    I thought it was protocol to bow when meeting a head of state? Maybe not quite as deeply as Lady GaGa but a head-nod is standard as it is to show respect for the importance of the office, if not necessarily the person. And technically Gaga is bowing, not curtseying. I really don’t see how someone who professes to come from a republic could curtsey to monarchy, unless it was going to cause a ginormous diplomatic incident, in which case you should decline the invitation.

    And i don’t think Miley’s dress is appropriate. It’s a perfectly nice dress, but i would think it just as inappropriate if she were meeting President Obama or the Emperor of Japan.

  20. birdie says:

    Does anyone else suspect Miley Cyrus is functionally illiterate?

    There is no way that girl receives any sort of tutorship or *gasp* reads books.

  21. shane says:

    You’re jealous of miley and you are the one with beaver teeth

  22. birdie says:

    WTF shane?

    I for one don’t have beaver teeth, I had braces for 4 years thank you very much! Now my teeth are straight as an arrow.

    As for jealous of Miley, I’d like her bank account, but I’d take my life over hers any day. I’d take my parents, my career, my boyfriend, my siblings, my anonymity, and MY EDUCATION, over being a spoiled bratty teenager superstar with nowhere to go but down. (I’m talking Lohan low)

  23. Kaye says:

    I thought only British subjects were required to curtsy or bow to the Queen. At any rate, Lady Gaga appears properly respectful while Miley looks like a simpering spoiled teenager.

  24. princess pea says:

    I’m not sure a little cleavage is much worse than a rubber suit. Or the exercise shorts on the blond to Miley’s right… granted, she was probably performing in those shorts, but as you noted, Miley changed into something more formal.

    I’m not defending Miley, per se, I’m just checking to see if this is about what she wore and where or if this is just ‘Miley = suckitude’ snark.

  25. Fire says:

    In addition to wearing hot pants, I hope Miley performed her pole dance also, or maybe she saves that just for the Teen Choice awards ? IMHO neither outfit is appropriate for a teenager or someone meeting the Queen…fuckin classy! Also, why was she there? She’s a talentless, idiotic hick who should not be representing the United States for ANY event….

  26. SB says:

    Miley and her Dad need to get some psychiatric help. She’s been dressing like a tramp for months now, if not longer!! How disrespectful to appear before the Queen in hot pants, gyrating, nonetheless?? Poor poor white trash. And the dress is not any better! She needs to cover up in front of the Queen just out of respect. Obviously, she should have been left out of the list of performers. I am shocked the staff allowed her to dress or dance like that. Lady Gaga pulled through with respect, Go Gaga!!!

  27. SB says:

    The girl dressed very in the short shorts is a dancer, I suspect. They are all standing to the side and I doubt got to shake the Queen’s hand. Probably were allowed to see her though standing near their lead singer.

  28. ~M says:

    IT looks like one of Darth Vader’s guards after gender reassignment surgery.

    I’m sure HM will have nightmares for months to come!

  29. princess pea says:

    Waitaminnit. Before anyone’s arms get tired from patting Gaga on the back for her class and decency, you should probably know that she WAS planning a very different performance, but was told to tone it down.

  30. skeptical says:

    FYI i would sooo bow/curtsy if meeting the Queen, whether required or not. it’s just showing respect. I’d expect my President to be treated with respect, so by Golden Rule i should be just as respectful to other heads of state as i want others to be respectful of my country’s head of state.

    yay Gaga!

  31. gg says:

    It doesn’t look like she’s curteying to me, it looks like she’s bowing, as a man does. I’d always assumed men bowed, ladies curtseyed.

    But probably anything or nothing goes these days.

  32. Ling says:

    Let’s not all leap to the island of conclusions, here. there’s only one picture of Miley. She may very well have bowed/curtseyed/nodded and the camera just didn’t catch it.

    In terms of the hotpants/gyrating… it’s only inappropriate insofar as she’s 17. Anything goes at the Royal Variety. I mean, for Egbert’s sake, last year the Pussycat Dolls opened.

  33. Gistine says:

    Holy Whorepots, Batman! Now that’s what I call an occupational hazard for the queen!

  34. Annie says:

    I thought everyone got schooled on proper etiquette of meeting the queen before, you know, meeting the queen.

    I guess Miley slept through that class, huh?

    I figure the RVS is a big deal for any performer/entertainer simply because so many people know and watch it, not just the royal family. And if you’re going to accept an invite to participate, isn’t it only right to follow their rules and be at least a little decent?

    My mama would never let me out of the house in a dress like Miley’s (or Gaga’s for that matter), let alone meet royalty in it!

  35. Maddie says:

    I personally think that Miley’s dress was a little bit low and yes her boobs were showing but she is 17 and people make mistakes and it’s not like it’s the worst thing she’s done! I still like her, as for Gaga i LOVED her and she is awesome!

  36. Emily says:

    I reckon old Lizzy loved Gaga. Say what you want about the Queen, but she can be pretty cool when she wants to be. Anyone remember stories about the royal family during WWII? Or that intruder who broke into her bedroom a few years ago, and she just started chatting to him until the guards came? I think she’s like your little granny who you think is all stuffy and conservative, and every now and then just comes out with something completely unexpected.

    @Ling, yeah, the Queen’s smiling. Because unlike little beaver Cyrus, she’s been taught some manners.

    @Annie, I think they just gave out written instructions, and Miley had no one on hand to read them to her.

  37. Yae says:

    GaGa is indeed submitting into a curtsy.

    Her left hand is poised on her thigh to seemingly pull her skirt to the side and her legs are in the beginnings of a cross and bend.

    But alas, I am sure the queen saw this as no more significant than meeting jesters and circus performers.

    Something to remember. The queen of England believes truly her position is appointed by “God”. As cute as she may be, she is quite serious about her exalted postition. However her rule is more preferable to others that recently claim the same chair, I’m afraid.

  38. Ames says:

    Lady Gaga and Miley (amoung other performers) were obviously requested to perform, correct? So why should Lady Gaga, Miley, or anyone else deviate from their “stage presence” because its the Queen? You would think the Queen knows what kind of pole dancing Miley does, what kind of outfits/makeup Lady Gaga wears, etc.

    Sure, Miley could have wore a better dress but that’s besides the point.

    Lady Gaga is my obsession

  39. princess pea says:

    If anyone’s still interested, I found this floating around the internet. Rules of etiquette for meeting the Queen at the Royal Variety Show.

  40. Imani says:

    Ladt Gaga may have a wild outfit but i was covering everything. Why in the world would you where something like that to meet the queen.

    Im 14 and i have better sense than that. I wouldn’t wear a dress that low cut.


  41. Aspie says:

    Beyonce would’ve made a much classier choice for the evening’s performers than Miley.

  42. Wow201 says:

    Everyone who trashes miley needs to chill. Dont you realize shes a person???I mean god, you sit here saying shes trashy and ugly, but she makes mistakes. I personally dont think this dress is ugly. Miley is still a good role modle for girls who need to know how to be strong.

  43. gagaoohlala says:

    I think Lady Gaga did an amazing job on the show, she proved to everyone that she is not just an exhibitionist. Her singing was much better than Miley’s. It’s funny that on Miley’s Disney show, she did an episode on meeting a Queen, and in the episode had to show respect with a curtsey. This obviously didn’t help her when she met the real thing.

  44. Timothy Wilson says:

    Both teen idols lost a superb opportunity to demonstrate the beauty of tradition to their young fans: how to honor the honorable (appropriate dress and decorum) in the simple and brief ceremony of presentation to royalty, no less, Her Majesty, the Queen of England. Both dressed as sluts, and the American hadn’t even the knowledge to curtsy. It saddens me that many mothers encourage daughters to consider these ill-mannered creatures as role-models.

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