Sunday, 31 March 2013

Oh, to have been there that night...

Freddie Mercury, Cleo Rocos and Kenny Everett dressed Princess Diana in an army jacket, cap and sunglasses for a night out at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern gay pub in London in the late 1980s.

"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.

She made the claim her book The Power of Positive Drinking serialised in the Sunday Times.

Read my previous blog about The Kenny Everett Video Show


  1. I once sold a fort to Cleo Roccos. I then told her that in the old days when a siege was on the attacking army would chuck dead animals into the fort to spread disease and unpleasantness. She was quite taken with this and bought a couple of cows as well. On another occasion she bought some toy labrador puppies for a dog that had a phantom pregnancy - or maybe they were for Diana. It was the 90s and I was working in a posh toyshop in South Ken.

    1. There are not many women who have done a financial transaction with Cleo Rocas's puppies... Jx


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