Singer took Princess Di to gay club

2013-03-31 12:33

London - Queen singer Freddie Mercury disguised the late Princess Diana as a male model and smuggled her into a notorious gay bar, according to a memoir serialised in Britain's Sunday Times.

Comedian Cleo Rocos describes in her book The Power of Positive Drinking how she, Mercury and fellow comedian Kenny Everett dressed Diana in an army jacket, cap and sunglasses for a night out at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, south London, in the late 1980s.

"When we walked in... we felt she was obviously Princess Diana and would be discovered at any minute. But people just seemed to blank her. She sort of disappeared. But she loved it," said Rocos, who co-starred in Everett's television show.

She said she did not know whether Diana was propositioned in the bar in her guise as a male model, but added: "She did look like a beautiful young man."

The presence of Mercury, Everett and Rocos diverted revellers' attention and Diana was able to order drinks undetected, Rocos recalled.

Diana, the ex-wife of heir to the British throne Prince Charles, lived under the glare of the paparazzi and died in a car crash in Paris in 1997, pursued by photographers.

Mercury, loved for his spellbinding live performances and enduring Queen hits including "Bohemian Rhapsody", died in 1991 aged 45 of an AIDS-related illness.

Comments

  • Lynn Skinner - 2013-03-31 12:51

    Another person feeding off Diana's legacy. WHY only come out with this so-called story now? Publicity hound.

  • Carol Paterson - 2013-03-31 14:07

    So what and who cares. Let the Princess rest in peace.

  • mapepaki - 2013-03-31 16:20

    So what, anybody says anything to make a quick buck. Who can back up your story Kenny Everett = dead, Freddie Mercury = dead, Diana = dead.

  • Patrick Vilakazi - 2013-03-31 16:40

    dead man tells no tail,so who r u trying 2 fool here?

  • Khalidah Karan - 2013-03-31 17:55

    No respect for the dead,how disrespectful.

  • Felicity-Ann McInnes - 2013-03-31 18:52

    Next they will be dredging out the fact of her pregnancy when she was killed... Oi Vai... Let her rest.

      Jo Davies - 2013-03-31 20:35

      It is not a fact that she was pregnant though. Just another way to sell a newspaper

  • Malie Brown - 2013-03-31 19:03

    How much did they get paid to say this?

  • george.pito - 2013-03-31 21:06

    Ag she been with so many men who cares.Rugby players to butlers then Indian Docter and this goes on eventually Dodi. Guys the fans will call it I waan break free. Speed Queen

      Bless Boswell - 2013-04-01 09:41

      Sad unhappy people do that, it gives them the illusion that they are loved - even for just a fleeting moment.

  • Nico Loubser - 2013-04-01 19:02

    April fool PEOPLE. Wake up. The books name should also be a dead give away.....

      Nico Loubser - 2013-04-01 19:02

      ...an early April fools ....

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