Singer/songwriter Kate Bush is still embarrassed about her 2002 meeting with Queen Elizabeth II, because she "made a complete a**ehole of herself" in front of the British monarch.

The WUTHERING HEIGHTS hitmaker met Queen Elizabeth II during the royal's Golden Jubilee celebrations, and asked for the monarch's autograph to show her son BERTIE.

Bush says, "I made a complete a**ehole out of myself.

"I'm ashamed to say that when I told Bertie that I was going to meet the Queen, he said, 'Mummy, no, you're not, you've got it wrong,' and I said, 'But I am.' So rather stupidly I thought I'd get her to sign my programme. She was very sweet.

"The things is, I would do anything for Bertie and making an a**ehole of myself in front of a whole room of people and the Queen, I mean... but I don't have a very good track record with royalty. My dress fell off in front of Prince Charles at the Prince's Trust (charity), so I'm just living up to my reputation."