Elton John reveals how the Queen stayed private and when she ‘slapped’ another royal

Rocket Man singer Elton John witnessed the dramatic moment the Queen playfully disciplined another member of the royal family – and he danced with the Queen while she held her handbag. me.

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Palace Party: Elton John puts on an impressive performance

Elton John has always had close ties to the royal family – and knows many of their closely guarded secrets.

The Rocket Man singer, who appeared at the Platinum Jubilee Pageant in a pre-recorded performance, is known to be very close friends with Princess Diana.

He first met Diana at Prince Andrew’s 21st birthday party at Windsor Castle in 1981, just before she married Prince Charles, and they fell in love instantly.

At that party, Elton finished dancing with the Queen while she was still holding her handbag.

In her 2019 book ‘Me’, Elton wrote: “Princess Anne asked me to dance with her to Elvis Presley’s Hound Dog. Well, I said ‘dance’: I ended up just wobbling from my feet. clumsily from foot to foot, trying to make as little noise as possible so that I don’t drown out the music.

“Then the Queen showed up, carrying her handbag. She walked over and asked if she could join us.

Elton John has known the Queen for many years


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“So now I’m trying to dance as inaudibly as possible with Princess Anne and the Queen – still holding her handbag – while Bill Haley plays what seems to be the quietest dance in the world. .

“I tried my best to put on a facial expression that showed this was a completely normal state.”

The 75-year-old performed a tearful Candle in the Wind at Diana’s funeral in September 1997 and remains close to her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry.

The following year, he was knighted by the Queen, whom he once witnessed ‘slapping’ another member of the royal family.

During another party for Prince Andrew’s 21st birthday party at Windsor Castle, Elton saw the Queen disciplining Viscount Linley, who was the son of his sister Princess Margaret.

The Queen asked Linley to take care of her sister after she fell ill, but he seemed to have had too much fun at the party.

Elton said: “As he repeatedly tried to stop her, the Queen lightly slapped him in the face, saying ‘Don’t’ – SLAP – ‘argue’ – SLAP – ‘with’ – SLAP – ‘me’ – SLAP -” I’ – SLAP -‘ am’ – SLAP -‘ THE QUEEN! ‘

“That seemed to do the trick. When he left, she saw me staring at her, winking at me, and walking away.”

Queen Elizabeth II meets Sir Elton John backstage at The Diamond Jubilee Concert 2012



Elton was one of the biggest stars performing at the Platinum competition on Saturday night – but he wasn’t really there.

The Saturday Night’s Alright singer was unable to sing live as he was touring Europe as part of his Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Tour.

Despite Sir Elton’s absence, his pre-recorded segment shows his instantly recognizable image projected to Buckingham Palace iconic for his performance.

Lyrics were also shown while a live orchestra accompanied the footage – and it became a hit with fans.

Elton wrote on Instagram that he was ‘thrilled and honored’ to take part in the Jubilee festivities.

He wrote: ”I am deeply moved and honored to be asked to be part of the Platinum Party at the Palace. I hope you guys enjoy the special performance, I can’t wait to see it. ”

Elton has recently worried fans after he was caught arriving at Leipzig airport in Germany in a wheelchair last month.

The video that killed The Radio Star confirmed that he was ‘in pain most of the time’ after falling and injuring his hip last summer.

Sir Elton John performs by video link during the BBC Platinum Party at the Palace



He was later found to be sidelined after doing part of the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.

However, Elton reassured fans that he was completely fine and ‘singed to his heart’ as he thanked them for the caring messages.

“The real story is that I’m in good health, loving my performances and playing and singing my best,” he explained on Instagram.

“I give 100% every night and never want to be disappointed, especially after everyone has been waiting so long to see the shows again. Your reactions to each show have been phenomenal and I love every minute of it.”

Elton added: “After another 2.5-hour show, we arrived at Leipzig airport just before the curfew, to find part of the airport closed.

“It’s a long walk to get to the plane, so my team kindly put me in a wheelchair so I can rest after the show. That’s all of you.”

He ended his message by talking about his concert in Bern, Germany.

“Last night was another blockbuster show in Bern and I look forward to seeing everyone again at this weekend’s sold-out show in Milan,” he concluded. “Thanks for all your kind words of support! Love, Elton.”

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