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Elton John Reveals He Once Saw Queen Elizabeth Jokingly Slap Her Nephew

Elton John is a longtime good friend of the royal household and he’s actually seen some issues ― together with a very hilarious incident involving Queen Elizabeth II.

In an excerpt from his upcoming memoir “Me” revealed within the Daily Mail final week, John wrote a couple of humorous royal second by which the British monarch playfully slapped her disobeying nephew. 

“I know the Queen’s public image isn’t exactly one of wild frivolity, but I think that’s more to do with the nature of her job: she can’t exactly sit there cracking jokes during the State Opening of Parliament,” the pop star wrote. “But in private, she could be hilarious.”

At one other celebration, I noticed her strategy Viscount Linley and ask him to look in on his sister, who’d been taken unwell and had retired to her room. 

When he repeatedly tried to fob her off, the Queen calmly slapped him throughout the face, saying ‘Don’t’ — SLAP — ‘argue’ — SLAP — ‘with’ — SLAP — ‘me’ — SLAP — ‘I’ — SLAP — ‘am’ — SLAP — ‘THE QUEEN!’

When the queen noticed John beginning, he wrote, Her Majesty “gave me a wink and walked off.” 

Talk about slapstick comedy. 

Queen Elizabeth II speaking with Sir Elton John backstage after the Diamond Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace on June 4, 2



Queen Elizabeth II talking with Sir Elton John backstage after the Diamond Jubilee live performance at Buckingham Palace on June 4, 2012 in London, England.

Buckingham Palace informed HuffPost it had no additional remark, because the palace does “not offer comment on the content of books.” 

In the identical excerpt, John wrote about how Richard Gere and Sylvester Stallone nearly received right into a fistfight over Princess Diana after she’d separated from Prince Charles.

He additionally defined why he and Diana had a falling out, and reconciled earlier than her dying. They disagreed over a e book of pictures, “Rock and Royalty,” revealed by Gianni Versace, that was to have had a ahead written by Diana. 

“Then she got cold feet. I think Buckingham Palace didn’t like the idea of a member of the Royal Family having anything to do with a book that featured shots of naked guys with towels draped around them,” John stated. “So, at the last moment, Diana withdrew her foreword. She said she had no idea of the book’s contents, which just wasn’t true: Gianni had shown her the whole thing and she had said she loved it.” 

Princess Diana comforts Elton John as he weeps openly at a memorial mass for Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace in Milan



Princess Diana comforts Elton John as he weeps brazenly at a memorial mass for Italian designer Gianni Versace in Milan on July 22, 1997. 

“I wrote back to her, calling her out, telling her how much money she had cost the AIDS Foundation, reminding her that she had seen the book. The letter I got back was very formal and severe: ‘Dear Mr John …’” he wrote.

John wrote that he was each “angry” and “worried” about Diana, as she “seemed to be losing touch with all sorts of really close friends, who would be honest with her, and surrounding herself instead with people who told her what she wanted to hear.” 

The two made up after Versace was murdered. But only one month later, Diana was killed in a automobile crash in 1997.

These days, John remains to be shut with members of the royal household. He attended the weddings of Prince William and Kate Middleton, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. 

He spoke out on behalf of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex earlier this 12 months after they have been criticized for taking non-public flights in obvious contradiction of their eco-conscious message. He slammed what he stated was “malicious” and “distorted” protection of the couple. 

“I highly respect and applaud both Harry and Meghan’s commitment to charity and I’m calling on the press to cease these relentless and untrue assassinations on their character that are spuriously crafted on an almost daily basis,” he stated. 

Elton John’s biography “Me” will formally be revealed on Oct. 15. 

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