Freddie Mercury snuck Princess Diana into a gay bar in drag

Freddie Mercury and Princess Diana once went out clubbing together when ‘Diana was in full mischief mode’ while still married to Charles

Freddie Mercury and Princess Diana
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Freddie Mercury and Princess Diana once spent a crazy night together out on the streets of London when the singer was able to disguise the royal as a man!

In her lifetime Princess Diana struck up many famous friendships with celebrities. Her friendship with singer Elton John was infamous, and still, the singer is invited to events honoring Princess Diana by her sons who appreciate his role in her life.

Diana was also reportedly pals with other celebrities such as models Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, and Naomi Campbell, and she also allegedly regularly rubbed shoulders with Liza Minnelli, Kurt Russell, and Goldie Hawn.

Although she was never photographed with Freddie Mercury, a close friend of the royal's revealed that the Princess and the rockstar once had a wild night out in London.

Elton John

Princess Diana and Elton John

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Cleo Rocos, a famous actress who was a close friendship with Diana, revealed in her 2013 memoir that she along with other celebrities spent a wild night out with Princess Diana.

In Cleo's memoir, The Positive Power of Drinking, the actress revealed that Princess Diana was eager for a night out and her celeb friends, including Freddie, were trying to convince her that there would be negative repercussions. 

“We pleaded, ‘What would be the headline if you were caught in a gay bar brawl?" said Cleo. “But Diana was in full mischief mode. Freddie said, ‘Go on, let the girl have some fun.'"

The actress then revealed that they decided to dress the Princess in men's clothes so that she could, “pass for a rather eccentrically dressed gay model." After her transformation courtesy of Freddie, the Princess apparently left, “looking like a beautiful young man.”

“Cleo revealed that Freddie and Diana were both delighted to be out and misbehaving. "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!”

Princess Diana

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The story about the two going clubbing together was never confirmed by either the Princess or the Queen star, but Cleo has been adamant that the two met during their lifetimes.

Also in her memoir, Cleo alleged, "She  [Princess Diana] would regularly sneak out on her own, in disguise, to go to places around the corner from the Palace."

“I remember drinking peach Bellinis with her, Kenny, and Freddie Mercury at the Bombay Brasserie nearby, before we all went up to Kenny’s penthouse to continue drinking."

“I’ll never forget watching Diana, Kenny, and Freddie dancing around the lounge to the Gypsy Kings, each waving one of Kenny’s feather dusters in the air.”

Freddie died of AIDS in 1991 and only a few years later in 1997, Princess Diana also lost her life after being involved in a car accident.

Princess Diana was the first British royal figure to touch a patient with AIDS and made significant strides to destigmatize the disease when she shook hands with a patient with AIDS. 

Princess Diana's sons have continued to uphold their mother's legacy and continue her charity work. Only recently, Prince Harry announced that proceeds from his memoir will be used to help children with HIV and AIDS in Southern Africa.

Laura Harman

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