Princess Diana’s Night Out At Gay Club With Freddie Mercury – a new biography from Kenny Everett’s long time friend and collaborator Cleo Rocos has revealed that Princess Diana once dressed up as a man to join her, Kenny and Freddie Mercury for a night out at a well-known gay haunt.
In Cleo Rocos’s new book The Power of Positive Drinking she tells the tale of how one night she was at Kenny Everett’s London penthouse flat with Queen frontman Freddie Mercury and Princess Diana when they talked about going out to the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, a very well-known gay bar in Lambeth.
Princess Di apparently decided that she would like to join then despite Everett warning her that the place was not for her as it was “full of hairy gay men”. Despite this she was still keen to join them and as she was at the time possibly the most recognised person on the planet some sort of disguise was obviously in order. Between them all they worked out that they might just get away with the Princess joining them if she was dressed up as a male model.
To pull of their deception they dressed her in an army jacket and cap, finishing off the disguise with a pair of darkened sunglasses.
Their fears of the Princess being spotted turned out to be unfounded as she mixed into the background of the crowd with Freddie Mercury and Kenny Everett soaking up the spotlight.
Rocos explained that Diana “sort of disappeared but she loved it.” After about 20 minutes in the pub when she ordered a beer and a white wine, Diana took a taxi back to her home at Kensington Palace. She evidently had a good time as she sent a handwritten thank you note the next day saying that they must all do it again some time.
More tales of Cleo Rocos and her adventures with the wild Kenny Everett can be read in her book The Power of Positive Drinking which is due to be released on 11 April and will cost you around £7 as either a hardback or a download.