Monday, April 1, 2013

Princess Diana in Drag

According to a memoir serialised in UK's Sunday Times, the late Princess Diana (above pic) was once apparently decked out in drag. She was to spend a night out at a notorious gay bar called the Royal Vauxhall Tavern in south London, in the late 1980s. Comedian Cleo Rocos describes in her book "The Power of Positive Drinking" how she, fellow comedian Kenny Everett and Queen’s Freddie Mercury had dressed Diana in an army jacket, cap and sunglasses.

"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.

Dressing in drag is so cool!

For those who may not have been acquainted with Freddie Mercury-Queen’s music, I am posting three YouTube videos of their live performances for you to enjoy:

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