Freddie Mercury and Princess Diana had been, clearly, lower from a really completely different material. The Queen frontman occupied the stage with vigour, dancing and prancing and singing his coronary heart out to followers. In distinction, Diana, Princess of Wales was a much more reluctant public determine – however had been they actually shut pals?
There are definitely completely different accounts of this, with some suggesting the pair by no means even met of their lifetimes.
With that being stated, different accounts recommend they had been good pals – with one such account from comic Cleo Rocos claiming she, together with Kenny Everett and Freddie, helped sneak the Princess of Wales right into a homosexual bar in Vauxhall on one hilarious evening out.
In an interview with Talk Radio, Cleo stated: “With Freddie Mercury and Kenny Everett in the future our lunch with Diana segued into – to chop an extended story brief – we ended up taking Diana to the Royal Vauxhall Tavern in a camouflage jacket.
“He [Kenny] stated, ‘Oh darling you may’t come. It’s a bushy homosexual man’s pub, typically there are fights exterior and I can see the headlines tomorrow: ‘Future Queen of England dies in homosexual bar brawl.'”
Despite this concern, it appears the plan labored, as Cleo defined in her e-book The Power of Positive Drinking.
She stated: “Diana and Freddie had been laughing, however she did order a white wine and a beer.
“Once the transaction was accomplished, we checked out each other, united in our triumphant quest. We did it!
“When we walked in… we felt she was clearly Princess Diana and could be found at any minute.
“But people just seemed to blank her. She sort of disappeared. But she loved it.”
She added: “Freddie stated, ‘Go on, let the lady have some enjoyable.’ […] Scrutinising her within the half gentle, we determined that probably the most well-known icon of the fashionable world would possibly simply – simply – go for a somewhat eccentrically dressed homosexual male mannequin…
“We inched via the leather-based throngs and thongs, till lastly we reached the bar. We had been nudging one another like naughty schoolchildren.”
The story was dramatised within the Urban Myths TV collection, however this is just one story suggesting a friendship, which others have claimed just isn’t the case.
Peter Freestone, Freddie’s long run supervisor, stated the Queen frontman by no means even met Princess Diana, and even declined an opportunity to take action.
Speaking about Cleo’s story and the reality of it, Peter advised Express.co.uk: “No, by no means. Maybe Diana went with Kenny however Freddie wasn’t there. He by no means met her.
“Even at Live Aid, you see Brian May and Roger Taylor within the royal field. Freddie didn’t go.
“He was extra involved in being with pals backstage, speaking with Elton John, hanging out along with his individuals. His pals had been at all times a very powerful to him.”
Whatever the reality could also be, the thought of Princess Diana becoming a member of Freddie in a homosexual bar after being camouflaged is definitely one many have loved.