Liam Payne has had another brush with royalty.
During the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on Monday, Liam performed a rendition of John Mayer's "Waiting on the World to Change." And while that is certainly an exciting achievement, namely because the royal family was in attendance, Liam was actually able to briefly meet the royal matriarch herself, Queen Elizabeth II. He then shared the moment on Twitter, for all of his fans to witness the momentous occasion.
"Today was an absolute pleasure to be a part of #CommonwealthDay," Liam wrote out, along with a photo of he and the Queen shaking hands as he bowed. Liam's fans responded promptly and in kind, with comments ranging from "So proud of you!" to "The Queen meets the King," pretty much crowning Liam as unofficial pop royalty. It was certainly a beautiful moment and the reaction from the fans was, without a doubt, just the cherry on top.
The official Royal Family also shared a video of the performance and shared photos from last year's celebration. Turns out Monday's service wasn't the first time Liam has met the Queen — the former One Direction member got to shake her hand last year as well.
Meanwhile, some people have pointed out that Prince Harry was possibly not as impressed with Liam's performance as was the Queen. Some fans noticed that in the video, Harry raised an eyebrow after Liam completed his number and fist-bumped a bandmate. One person tweeted, "meghan markle and prince harry trying not to laugh at liam payne's performance at westminster is a Mood™." But we can't be certain what exactly Harry meant by his facial expression, so it's best to take this with a grain of salt.
All things aside, it sounds like Commonwealth Day was kind of a huge win for Liam — it's not every day you get to perform for the Queen.
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