Madonna has gained some royal approval in the form of Princess Michael of Kent.
The two met when Madonna was doing research for her debut film as a director about Wallis Simpson.
Princess Michael said: “I found Madonna rather pleasant. My husband had no interest in meeting her. He is not one for showbusiness.”
The royal couple met Wallis in her later years, although Princess Michael was unable to provide Madonna with much information.
“The Duchess was too frail for tittle-tattle by the time I got to meet her. I did tell [Madonna] Wallis was one of those woman who stopped the traffic.
“She was a marvel – not unlike Madonna herself!”