The Time Freddie Mercury Snuck Princess Diana Into A Gay Club Dressed As A Boy

diana freddieBack in the late 1980s, queer singer Freddie Mercury brought Princess Diana to a London gay club in disguise, according to a new book by British actress Cleo Rocos.

In The Power of Positive Drinking, Rocos explains how she and gay comedian Kenny Everett accompanied the rocker and the royal to Royal Vauxhall Tavern, the oldest gay bar in South London, with Diana disguised in an army jacket, cap and dark sunglasses.

Rocos says the princess looked “like a beautiful young man.”

“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.”

Apparently the presence of the three other celebrities allowed Diana to mingle undetected and even order a round of drinks.

Oh, to be in England!

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  • fagburn

    Oh please.
    Note no-one else involved in this apparent episode can conform it – they’re all dead.
    And Cloe Rocos forgot to include it in her last book, Bananas Forever: My Life With Kenny Everett.
    Funny that…

  • fagburn

    Or may I meant to type confirm and Cleo!

  • yaoming

    Total BS. No way a tavern full of queers in London didn’t recognize Princess Di, unless she had shaved her head and was wearing prosthetic makeup.

  • davegun2

    If the Royal Vauxhall Tavern is the one I once visited (in London when on the town you don’t remember where you were)
    is is built into a series of tunnels under a road way. I think there were 4 separate vaulted ceiling rooms and all were dark. Not dark room dark, but very dim light. So I guess she could pass.

  • AEH

    A cute story if it’s in fact true.

  • Paul

    Hahaha. Early April Fool’s, eh?

  • AS


    That’s Fire, the Vauxhall Tavern is quite small and across the road.

    It’s still a fantastic bar!

  • Teleny

    She would have made a cute guy!

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