Robbie Williams admits meeting the Queen was mixture of honour and terror

Robbie Williams has admitted that meeting the Queen was both an honour and completely terrifying.

The singer, 48, featured on Tuesday's episode of BBC Breakfast to celebrate 25 years since he became a solo artist.

During the pre-recorded interview, the Angels hitmaker discussed the beloved late monarch and his performance at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert back in 2012.

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Robbie was the opening act at the mega concert and spoke fondly of the memories he holds from the "momentous" day.

The dad-of-four recalled: "To shut down that part of London in front of the Palace, it was such a momentous occasion."

"And meeting the Queen is a mixture of honour and terror. Don't want to get this wrong," he added

The singer-songwriter went on to say that the Queen means more to him now than ever, explaining that she has always been a "motherly figure" and has "provided safety" to the nation throughout her incredible 70-year reign.

"You don't realise it's happening until she passed away and then I think she becomes even more important," the former Take That star said.

He continued: "There is an air these last few days of 'What does that mean?,' 'Where are we?,' 'What goes on now?

"It's very very odd. I don't think there could've been anyone on the planet that could've done as good a job, better than she did, for the job she was asked to do."

The Let Me Entertain You singer performed for the Queen on more than one occasion, but has openly admitted Her Majesty had no idea who he was.

Speaking at one of his London gigs several years ago, he revealed the Queen thought he was "a member of congress."

He said at the time: "I have had the pleasure of singing for the Queen this week. She hasn't got a clue who I am. I did the Queen's Jubilee this summer. I sang 'Let Me Entertain You'."

"After, I met the Queen and shook her hand. She thought I was a member of congress," he added.

Robbie sang at the Royal Variety Performance the same year alongside Alicia Keys, Kylie Minogue and Britain's Got Talent winners Ashleigh Butler and Pudsey, but admitted the Queen mistook him for someone else once again.

The Rock DJ singer said: "At the Royal Variety Performance, in the line-up afterwards, we were shaking hands… and she thought I was Pudsey's trainer."

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