Kacey Musgraves recalls receiving major backlash for giving Prince Harry a high-five

Live and learn! Kacey Musgraves rehashed the criticism she received after breaking from royal protocol by giving Prince Harry a high-five in 2015.

“Apparently afterwards, the guy that works at the label was like, ‘No, no, no.’ He was like, ‘I can’t believe you gave him a high-five. That’s just unbelievable,’” the Grammy winner, 31, told Access HollywoodOpens in a new Window. in an interview published on Wednesday, November 20. “He’s like, ‘No, there’s a way to address the royal family, and a high-five, going up top is not the way.’”

However, Musgraves brushed off the faux pas. “I was like, ‘I didn’t know. He went in for it, so whatever,’” she quipped.

The country singer met Harry, 35, at the 2015 Royal Variety Hour at Royal Albert Hall in London.

Musgraves later found out that she was the first person to ever high-five a member of the royal family in public. “Surely someone else out there is going for a high-five!” she joked during a March 2018 interview with BBC.

Queen Elizabeth II and her loved ones are known for their strict set of rules. For instance, Harper’s Bazaar previously reported that the monarch, 93, banned her relatives from saying “toilet,” “couch” and “perfume.” Harry, Duchess Meghan and the rest of the brood are supposed to use “lavatory,” “sofa” and “scent” instead. The queen additionally banned garlic, wedges and nicknames.

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 04: Kacey Musgraves performs at the Lollapalooza Music Festival at Grant Park on August 04, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Josh Brasted/FilmMagic)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 04: Kacey Musgraves performs during 2019 Lollapalooza at Grant Park on August 04, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
ROCKEFELLER PLAZA, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2019/07/19: Singer Kasey Musgraves performs on NBC TODAY SHOW at Rockefeller Plaza. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JULY 06: Kacey Musgraves discusses her new exhibit: "Kacey Musgraves: All Of The Colors" at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on July 06, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)
MANCHESTER, TENNESSEE - JUNE 15: Kacey Musgraves performs during the 2019 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 15, 2019 in Manchester, Tennessee. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, TENNESSEE - JUNE 15: Kacey Musgraves performs on Which Stage during the 2019 Bonnaroo Arts And Music Festival on June 15, 2019 in Manchester, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Bonnaroo Arts And Music Festival )
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 01: Kacey Musgraves performs at the 2019 Governors Ball Festival at Randall's Island on June 01, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 6: Kacey Musgraves attends The Metropolitan Museum Of Art's 2019 Costume Institute Benefit "Camp: Notes On Fashion" at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Kacey Musgraves attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/MG19/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: Country singer Kacey Musgraves meets her Spotify Premium fans at London's historic Spencer House on March 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images for Spotify)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0821 -- Pictured: Singer Kacey Musgraves performs 'Space Cowboy' on February 26, 2018 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: Kacey Musgraves attends the Clive Davis and Recording Academy Pre-GRAMMY Gala and GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Jay-Z on January 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for NARAS)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: Musician Kacey Musgraves attends Sir Lucian Grainge�s 2018 Artist Showcase presented by Citi with support from Remy Martin on January 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Universal Music Group)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: Musician Kacey Musgraves attends Sir Lucian Grainge�s 2018 Artist Showcase presented by Citi with support from Remy Martin on January 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for Universal Music Group)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0741 -- Pictured: Musical Guest Kacey Musgraves performs 'Drinkin' Problem/Merry Go Round/Don't Bring Me Down' on September 20, 2017 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 22: Peggy Lynn, Brandy Clark, Kacey Musgraves, Patsy Lynn Russell, and Margo Price attend the new exhibition Loretta Lynn: Blue Kentucky Girl at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on August 22, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Music Hall Of Fame & Museum)
AUSTIN, TX - JULY 04: Singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves performs onstage during the 44th Annual Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic at Austin360 Amphitheater on July 4, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 02: Recording artist Kacey Musgraves arrives at the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage for Fashion Media )
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 02: Recording artist Kacey Musgraves attends the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards at Toshiba Plaza on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/ACMA2017/Getty Images for ACM)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0582 -- Pictured: Musical guest Kacey Musgraves performs on December 01, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 30: Musician Kacey Musgraves visits at SiriusXM Studio on November 30, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 16: Kacey Musgraves perform songs from her Christmas album 'A Very Kacey Christmas' At The SiriusXM Studios In Nashville; Performance To Air On The Highway Channel on November 16, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 08: Singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves performs on stage during the CMA 2016 Country Christmas on November 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: (L-R) Kacey Musgraves, Reba McEntire, Jennifer Nettles, Karen Fairchild, and Carrie Underwood perform onstage during the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: Singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves attends the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
THE 50th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS - The 50th Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, broadcasts live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, November 2 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Image Group LA/ABC via Getty Images) KACEY MUSGRAVES
AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 02: Singer Kacey Musgraves performs during the Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park on October 2, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 02: Recording artist Kacey Musgraves is seen in the Samsung Creator's Hub during day 3 at Austin City Limits Music Festival 2016 at Zilker Park on October 2, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Sarah Kerver/Getty Images for Samsung)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Singer Kacey Musgraves attends All For The Hall Los Angeles A benefit concert presented by The Country Music Hall of Fame And Museum at The Novo by Microsoft on September 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)
FRANKLIN, TN - SEPTEMBER 25: Kacey Musgraves performs on September 25, 2016 in Franklin, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images for Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival)
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 17: Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves performs during 2016 Windy City LakeShake Country Music Festival - Day 1 at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on June 17, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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Harry has become a royal rule-breaker in his own right since his relationship with Meghan, 38, began. The couple, who wed in May 2018, most recently opted to skip Christmas with his family in favor of a private celebration with 6-month-old son Archie.

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are looking forward to extended family time towards the end of this month. Having spent the last two Christmases at Sandringham, [the couple] will spend the holiday this year, as a new family, with the duchess’ mother, Doria [Ragland],” Buckingham Palace confirmed in a statement earlier this month. “This decision is in line with precedent set previously by other members of the royal family, and has the support of Her Majesty The Queen.”

Meanwhile, a source told Us Weekly exclusively that the queen is “disappointed” by the duke and duchess’ holiday plans

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