Elton John Reveals He Once Saw Queen Elizabeth Jokingly Slap Her Nephew
Elton John is a longtime friend of the royal family and he’s certainly seen some things — including a particularly entertaining occurrence involving Queen Elizabeth II .
In an excerpt from his upcoming memoir “Me”published in the Daily Mail last week, John wrote about a funny imperial moment in which the British monarch playfully slapped her flouting nephew.
“I know the Queen’s public image isn’t precisely one of wild frivolity, but I think that’s more to do with the nature of her place: she can’t precisely sit there cracking jokes during the State Opening of Parliament, ” the papa starring wrote. “But in private, she could be hilarious.”
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At another party, I watched her approach Viscount Linley and ask him to look in on his sister, who’d been taken ailment and had retired to her chamber.
When he frequently tried to fob her off, the Queen thinly slapped him across the face, saying’ Don’t’ — SLAP –‘ argue’ — SLAP –‘ with’ — SLAP –‘ me’ — SLAP –‘ I’ — SLAP –‘ am’ — SLAP –‘ THE QUEEN! ’
When the queen envisioned John starting, he wrote, Her Majesty “gave me a winking and stepped off.”