A famous Japanese musician has been left awkwardly embarrassed after his wayward scarf got picked up in the wind and slapped across the side of Queen Elizabeth II's face.
The monarch was attending the Royal Windsor Cup in Surrey when the incident happened.
X-Files star Gillian - who was a guest in the Royal box - couldn’t hide her surprise and appeared to hold her breath as the incident took place.
Little wonder, as it’s a well-known rule that no one - including a scarf, we’d say - is allowed to touch the Queen.
True to form, the unflappable 93-year-old remained unfazed by the incident and continued to descend the stairs as though nothing had happened.
The Japanese musican took tohis social media to share an apology.
“I'm so sorry it happened, but a gust of wind blew up. I talked to the Queen afterwards and Her Majesty was very sweet,” he wrote on Instagram.