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Lady Gaga says she'll wear latex for the queen -- well, duh.

November 25, 2009 |  3:42 pm

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Lady Gaga has been invited to entertain Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Variety Performance, and given the singer's history of outrageous ensembles, more than a few people are wondering what the heck she'll wear. 

"I'm sure it'll be some latex fashion venture," Gaga told "Extra" on Monday night while at a signing for "The Fame Monster," her new CD.

So the singer won't change her style, even for the queen -- but is she actually kissing up to her majesty?

After all, it was British explorer Henry Wickham who in 1876 smuggled home 70,000 or so souvenirs from Brazil -- in the form of rubber tree seeds. And what do we get from the rubber tree? That would be -- drum roll -- LATEX!

Colonial plantations arose in the wake of Wickham's actions and much indigenous havoc ensued. But  ultimately Henry, despite being flat broke, was knighted by Queen Victoria.

Now, we all know Gaga is quite smart at marketing herself.

Could be one very smart outfit indeed.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Lada Gaga performs at the American Music Awards on Sunday. Credit: Kevork Djansezian / Associated Press.

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