Freddie Mercury disguised the late Princess Diana as a male model and smuggled her into a gay bar, it has been claimed.

Di posed as man in gay bar with Freddie
Princess Diana

Princess Diana … secret night out revealed

PRINCESS Diana dressed as a man and was smuggled into a gay bar by Queen star Freddie Mercury and comic Kenny Everett, it emerged yesterday.

Fun-loving Di was decked out in camp gear like the Village People for the prank.

TV’s busty Cleo Rocos, who went with the People’s Princess, said Di looked like a male model and added: “She loved it.”

Princess Diana

Well suited … Princess Diana in tux at posh do in 80s

Indeed, disguised Di was delighted when she was served in the bar without being recognised.

She bought a wine and a beer while wearing a camouflage army jacket, black leather cap and aviator sunglasses.

Pal Rocos — who starred in the Kenny Everett Television Show — said: “When we walked in, we felt she would be discovered at any minute.

Village People

Camp … Village People

“But people just seemed to blank her. She sort of disappeared. She loved it.”

Di, keen to escape her stuffy royal life, was a fan of gay funnyman Everett and had earlier met him and Rocos for lunch in London’s posh Kensington.

They swigged peach and champagne cocktails and swapped gossip before going to Kenny’s penthouse.

Freddie Mercury

‘Let the girl have fun’ … Queen star Freddie Mercury

He had been due to meet that evening with Queen singer and neighbour Freddie Mercury — but instead he rang him to call him over immediately.

The foursome spent the afternoon downing more champagne in front of TV reruns of US comedy The Golden Girls with the sound turned down.

They improvised the characters’ voices — “but with a much naughtier storyline”.

Kenny Everett

Telly joker … late comic Kenny Everett

Giggling Di asked about their plans for the evening.

They said they were going to the Royal Vauxhall Tavern in South London.

Rocos, now 50, recalled: “Kenny said, ‘It’s not for you. It’s full of hairy gay men. Sometimes there are fights outside.’

“We pleaded, ‘What would be the headline if you were caught in a gay bar brawl?’

“But Diana was in full mischief mode. Freddie said, ‘Go on, let the girl have some fun’.”

Cleo Rocos

Bar story … pal Cleo Rocos

Di put on what Everett had planned to wear and the four caught a cab.

Rocos says in her new book The Power of Positive Drinking: “She did look like a beautiful young man. She was always a very fit girl, so they might have thought, ‘There’s a nice young man with pert buttocks’.”

They got “through the leather throngs and thongs” to the bar before leaving 20 minutes later.

Next day Di had the clothes returned with a note ending: “We must do it again!”

Bar

Gay night out … bar where Di went with pals

The night out is thought to have taken place in 1988, when her marriage to Prince Charles was already on the rocks.

I Want To Break Free singer Freddie died of Aids-related pneumonia aged 45 in 1991, and Everett from an Aids-related illness aged 50 in 1995.

Diana died aged 36 in a 1997 Paris car crash.

Source : http://www.thesun.co.uk

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