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Madonna is an icon, and there’s no refuting that. She’s drop-dead gorgeous and gives us #goals on multiple levels.

But it turns out that the Queen of Pop does get antsy when she meets people — well, at least she did when she met Queen Elizabeth in 2002 — even when she insisted that she didn’t.

Seventeen years later, this is still news...

“Madonna was nervously practicing her curtsy with co-star John Cleese as they waited for Her Majesty to arrive,” The Sun reported. “Indeed, it’s a nervous moment — it isn’t easy to keep up with The Queen. Although all the practice paid off, the video footage in the report shows the Material Girl singer struggling to keep her cool as she shook hands with The Queen.”

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And, well, trust the Queen to do the unexpected. Things turned a tad awkward when Her Royal Highness failed to place her and her costars at the UK premiere for the James Bond movie “Die Another Day.”

Upon her aide’s referral, it came to the Queen’s notice that the music stalwart had performed the blockbuster’s title track. “Oh really, did you?” was the monarch’s casual comment.

But just as everyone thought things ended there, well, it didn’t. The entire cast was faced with something similar.

The monarch also failed to recognize John Cleese and Rick Yune. This time around, Madonna clearly couldn’t contain her giggles. She was also snapped pulling a face after the Queen didn’t recognize who she was.

The Queen’s infamous sense of humor is an open secret. Back in 2009, Lady Gaga’s outlandish sartorial sense made the Queen giggle at the Royal Variety Performance. And she couldn’t contain her excitement — which translated into a wide cheeky grin — upon meeting soccer heartthrob David Beckham.

The two have met previously, but it felt like the Queen was looking forward to meeting her celebrity crush. History is also laden with instances where the Queen has been OK with overwhelmed celebs breaking the royal protocol.

The Queen has got a quirky side to her. Who knew?

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Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she arrives before the Opening of the Flanders' Fields Memorial Garden at Wellington Barracks on November 6, 2014, in London, England. WPA Pool /Getty Images

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