Sam Smith wants to meet Britain's Queen Elizabeth.

The 22-year-old singer insists he doesn't want to be recognised for any of his work by the monarch, but he would love to have a one-on-one meeting with her, however brief.

He said: ''I'd love to meet the Queen. I don't want an award - I literally want to shake her hand.''

Meanwhile, the 'Stay With Me' hitmaker recently met another person he idolised, legendary US Vogue magazine Anna Wintour - who Meryl Streep's icy 'Devil Wears Prada' character Miranda Priestly was widely believed to be based on.

Describing walking into the fashion bible's offices, he said: ''It was like walking into 'The Devil Wears Prada'. The only thing that wasn't like it was Anna. She was the most kind and friendly person.

''It is beautiful to meet someone who is truly a legend in her field. I'd like to be a legend in my field, one day.''

Sam was invited to meet Anna after he featured in Teen Vogue.

He explained: ''I mentioned I was a big of Anna and I think she saw me in it and wanted to meet me.''