Freddie Mercury Once Disguised Princess Diana as a Dude and Snuck Her Into a Gay Bar for the 80iest Night on Record

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The latest (and possibly greatest) rumor to be circulated about the adventures of Princess Diana sounds like a scene from a Brian De Palma movie: on a sultry night in the culturally decadent late 80s, Freddie Mercury disguises Diana as a man and escorts her into a gay bar in south London for night that will one day come to epitomize “The 80s.” Mercury and Diana were accompanied by comedians Cleo Rocos and Kenny Everett, who helped divert attention from the the disguised Diana. Rocos recounted the night in a book recently serialized in the Sunday Times:

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.

Rocos couldn’t recall whether Diana was propositioned at the bar, but she distinctly remembered that the princess made an exceedingly attractive queen: “She did look like a beautiful young man.” [Telegraph]

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