Were Freddie Mercury and Princess Diana close friends?

FREDDIE MERCURY was known for his bombastic stage performance and famous friends - but was he really close with Diana, Princess of Wales?

PUBLISHED: 21:48, Thu, Sep 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 21:48, Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Freddie Mercury and Princess Diana were, clearly, cut from a very different cloth. The Queen frontman occupied the stage with vigour, dancing and prancing and singing his heart out to fans. In contrast, Diana, Princess of Wales was a far more reluctant public figure - but were they really close friends?


There are certainly different accounts of this, with some suggesting the pair never even met in their lifetimes.

With that being said, other accounts suggest they were good friends - with one such account from comedian Cleo Rocos claiming she, along with Kenny Everett and Freddie, helped sneak the Princess of Wales into a gay bar in Vauxhall on one hilarious night out.

In an interview with Talk Radio, Cleo said: "With Freddie Mercury and Kenny Everett one day our lunch with Diana segued into - to cut a long story short - we ended up taking Diana to the Royal Vauxhall Tavern in a camouflage jacket.

"He [Kenny] said, 'Oh darling you can’t come. It’s a hairy gay man's pub, sometimes there are fights outside and I can see the headlines tomorrow: 'Future Queen of England dies in gay bar brawl.'"

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Freddie Mercury and Princess Diana - were they really friends?Freddie Mercury and Princess Diana - were they really friends? (Image: Getty)

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Despite this concern, it seems the plan worked, as Cleo explained in her book The Power of Positive Drinking.

She said: "Diana and

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