Australian royalty meets real royalty – Elle Macpherson and Hugh Jackman met the Queen at Buckingham Palace

When Australian royalty met real royalty: The precious moment a very giddy Elle Macpherson and Hugh Jackman met the Queen who made them laugh with a hilarious joke about Aussies

Footage has resurfaced of the precious moment a group of cheering Australian celebrities met the Queen at Buckingham Palace in 2011 ahead of her royal tour Down Under.

Hugh Jackman, Elle Macpherson and Neighbors star Jason Donovan were among other Australian ‘royalty’ who enjoyed a reception with Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip.

Hugh, Jason and Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood all wore smart black suits and ties for the lavish event.

Footage has resurfaced of the precious moment a group of excited Australian A-list celebrities including Hugh Jackson, Elle Macpherson and Neighbors star Jason Donovan met the Queen at Buckingham Palace in 2011 ahead of her royal tour Down Under

Meanwhile, Elle looked giddy as she chatted with other guests as they waited for the meeting.

The model was elegantly dressed in a beige ruffled dress paired with a matching handbag.

In the footage, Her Majesty is seen glancing at the large group before joking: ‘I didn’t realize there were so many Australians.’

Marvel action star Hugh laughed at the queen’s joke and replied “oh yeah, we’re everywhere”.

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Hugh Jackman and Elle Macpherson (pictured) looked giddy as they looked forward to meeting the Queen

He then told the Queen he hoped her next royal visit to Australia would be “fantastic”.

Hugh was subsequently named in the Queen’s Birthday Honors List in 2019 for “distinguished service to the performing arts and to the global community, as an advocate for the eradication of poverty”.

Britain is a country in mourning following the death on Thursday of beloved monarch Queen Elizabeth II.

After a remarkable 70 years on the throne, the country’s longest-reigning royal died ‘peacefully’ today, aged 96, at the Balmoral Estate – surrounded by her family.

Britain is a country in mourning following the death on Thursday of beloved monarch Queen Elizabeth II.  After a remarkable 70 years on the throne, the country's longest-reigning royal died today 'peacefully', aged 96, at the Balmoral Estate - surrounded by her family

Britain is a country in mourning following the death on Thursday of beloved monarch Queen Elizabeth II. After a remarkable 70 years on the throne, the country’s longest-reigning royal died today ‘peacefully’, aged 96, at the Balmoral Estate – surrounded by her family

His son Charles, former Prince of Wales, is now King Charles III.

All of Her Majesty’s children had rushed to Balmoral on Thursday after doctors became ‘worried’ for her health. A few hours later, she passed away, surrounded by her family.

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and Queen consort will stay at Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow’.

Queen Charles' eldest son (pictured with his mother in June) is now King Charles III

Queen Charles’ eldest son (pictured with his mother in June) is now King Charles III

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