Freddie Mercury dressed Princess Diana up as a male model and then smuggled her into a London gay club.
Comedienne Cleo Roco has made this remarkable claim in her new autobiography, which is currently being serialised in The Sunday Times. Mercury, Roco, and Diana were joined in the club by fellow comedian Kenny Everett.
Roco claims that the posse of friends were drinking in Everett’s house when they decided to look for further entertainment. They then devised a plan to take Diana into the Vauxhall Tavern by hiding her in an army jacket, leather cap, and aviator glasses.
Roco muses, “Scrutinising her in the half light, we decided that the most famous icon of the modern world might just – just – pass for a rather eccentrically dressed gay male model.”
Roco wrote about the club, “The place was full. It took an absolute aeon to edge our way to the bar, with person after person cheerfully greeting us. It was fabulously outrageous and so bizarrely exciting. Our hearts pounded with every new leather-clad hairy body that approached, but on one, absolutely no one, recognised Diana.”
She then added, “On we inched, through the leather throngs and thongs, until finally we reached the bar. We were nudging each other like naughty schoolchildren. Diana and Freddie were giggling, but she did order a white wine and a beer. Once the transaction was completed, we looked at one another, united in our triumphant quest. We did it!’
Roco then concluded, “Never has going to a bar been quite so exhilarating and fun. We then made a swift exit, a cab was hailed and we whisked Diana back to Kensington Palace. The jolly queens queuing outside unknowingly waved back as their ‘queen of hearts’ waved goodbye. Not a single person ever found us out.”
Princess Diana, Freddie Mercury, and Kenny Everett each died before their time throughout the 1990s.