Anwar Hussein Collection/SIPA; Ken McKay/Rex
InStyle Staff
Dec 08, 2009 @ 9:00 am

Lady Gaga shook hands with the Queen of England last night in a dress inspired by Elizabeth I. Gaga, who was one of the featured artists, along with Miley Cyrus, at the Royal Variety Performance in Blackpool, England, performed her single "Speechless" wearing a dress made out of red PVC that featured a 20-foot-long cloak and Elizabethan-style collar (which she removed before greeting Her Majesty). Lady Gaga admitted to toning down her act, which including her playing a piano suspended 30-feet in the air, for her royal audience.

— Joyann King

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