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2009 Royal Variety Performance
2009 ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE
Her Ladyship met Her Majesty last night, as Lady Gaga was politely asked "what do you do?" by Queen Elizabeth at this year's Royal Variety Performance in Blackpool.
In a surreal fashionista nod to the monarch's ancestor and namesake - but in a less flesh-flashing manner than is her norm of late - Lady Gaga wore a red PVC dress complete with enormous ruff and puffed sleeves, together with some bizarre jewelled red eye shadow.
Maintaining whatever dignity you can when playing piano suspended 20 feet above the ground, Gaga was ultra-careful in offering the Queen the deepest curtsey her outfit would allow, both after her performance and during the traditional face-to-face meeting all performers have with Her Majesty - she was also well-versed in knowing not to speak until spoken to and to address the Queen as "Ma'am."
However, the US singer-songwriter, aka Steffani Germanotta, was specifically banned from performing in front of the Queen her now standard 'suicide' stage routine of stabbing herself and releasing fake blood.
The annual performance was being held in the northern seaside town for the first time in nearly 35 years since 1955 when the stars were George Formby and Morcambe and Wise.
This time round the host was funnyman Peter Kay, with guest performances from Alexandra Burke, Katherine Jenkins, Miley Cyrus, Michael Buble, Chaka Khan, Lulu, Anastacia, Mika, Bette Midler and Diversity.
Classical singer Faryl Smith led the national anthem, alongside The Soldiers - a trio who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and have released a Christmas single.
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