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Freddie Mercury Snuck Princess Diana Into a Gay Club in the Eighties

For a welcome piece of retro-gossip, The Telegraph notes that comedian Cleo Rocos's new book, The Power of Positive Drinking, contains the claim that she, fellow comedian Kenny Everett, and Freddie Mercury once dressed Princess Diana up as a man (the costume supposedly included an army jacket, cap, and sunglasses) and brought her to a south London gay bar for the night. "We felt she was obviously Princess Diana and would be discovered at any minute," writes Rocos. "But people just seemed to blank her. She sort of disappeared." While Rocos maintains that Diana's disguise was a convincing one, she added that Mercury's presence was enough to distract the club's patrons from looking too hard at anyone else.