Queen Elizabeth previously called out the attention of Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton after she realized that he didn’t know how to follow royal etiquette.

In 2009, Hamilton was awarded an MBE by Her Majesty and as such, he was invited to the palace. While speaking with Graham Norton, Hamilton recounted his encounter with the monarch, and he made it clear that he doesn’t have negative feelings towards the Queen.

“I got invited to lunch and was sitting next to The Queen. I was excited and started to talk to her but she said, pointing to my left, ‘No, you speak that way first and I’ll speak this way and then I’ll come back to you…She is a sweet woman and we talked about how she spends her weekends, houses and music. She is really cool,” he said.

In the book “My Husband and I: The Inside Story of 70 Years of the Royal Marriage,” royal author Ingrid Seward said that the Queen is the one that decides who she wants to talk to during state events, luncheons, and other gatherings.

The Queen always chooses who she wants to sit beside and this most important male guest will be on her right, while Prince Philip has the most interesting female guest on his right. People are always somewhat surprised to see that the Queen does not sit at the head of the table… Her place on these occasions is in the middle, with Prince Philip facing her… As Lewis Hamilton discovered, there is a very definite ritual regarding conversation at the table,” she said.

Meanwhile, the Queen doesn’t necessarily take offense when the people she interacts with do not follow royal protocol. When Her Majesty met former First Lady Michelle Obama, the latter couldn’t control her excitement that she hugged the monarch.

In the book “Becoming,” Obama said that it was evident that Her Majesty didn’t mind what had happened.

Queen Elizabeth II Queen Elizabeth II is seen at the Chichester Theatre while visiting West Sussex on Nov. 30, 2017, in Chichester, United Kingdom. Photo: Getty Images/Stuart C. Wilson