Shawn Mendes revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday (May 17) that he was nervous about meeting the British royal family when he was asked to perform for Queen Elizabeth II’s 92nd birthday. Well, who wouldn't be?
The 19-year-old singer’s family is British, so the opportunity he had was a “massive deal” for them, as he explained. But when Mendes was backstage waiting to perform, he shared an awkward 10-minute silence with the Queen when she walked up right next to him.
“You can’t say anything! You’re not allowed to speak to her unless she speaks to you first,” he told host Ellen DeGeneres, detailing their "super weird" encounter. “She didn’t look at me at all. I looked over a couple of times.