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At long last, Lorde finally meets George Brett, inspiration for ‘Royals’ (photo)

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It was destined to happen at some point, but until Tuesday, the opportunity never presented itself. Thankfully, at long last, New Zealand pop star Lorde finally met Kansas City Royals legend and Hall of Famer George Brett.

Of course, Brett was the inspiration behind Lorde’s Grammy-winning smash “Royals.” She told VH1 last year that a photo of Brett signing baseballs in a Royals jersey inspired her to right the song, saying she saw a photograph in a National Geographic magazine from 1976 (20 years before she was born, mind you — I’m old) “of this dude just signing baseballs. He was a baseball player and his shirt said, ‘Royals.’ It was just that word. It’s really cool.”

Well, artist, and, uh, muse (?) finally met up in Las Vegas on Tuesday, where Brett and his wife visited with Lorde backstage before her concert.

A chance to meet unfortunately never came to be when Lorde was in Kansas City for a concert but Brett was unable to attend. Instead, Brett sent the 17-year-old pop princess an autographed jersey that also featured the handwritten message, “Lorde, you are Royal to me.”

The singer called it one of the coolest things she owns, according to the Kansas City Star.

[TMZ, image via @MLB]