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.”

Talk about slapstick comedy.

Queen Elizabeth II speaking with Sir Elton John backstage after the Diamond Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace on June 4, 2012 in London, England.

Buckingham Palace told HuffPost it has no such further remark, as the palace does “not offer comment on the content of books.”

In the same excerpt, John wrote about how Richard Gere and Sylvester Stallone nearly got into a fistfight over Princess Diana after she’d separated from Prince Charles.

He too explained why he and Diana had a falling out, and reconciled before her fatality. They contended over a work of photos, “Rock and Royalty, ” published by Gianni Versace, that was to have had a forward written by Diana.

“Then she got cold feet. I anticipate Buckingham Palace didn’t like the relevant recommendations of a member of the Royal Family having anything to do with a work that boasted shoots of naked people with towels covered around them, ” John said. “So, at the last moment, Diana withdrew her foreword. She said she had no idea of the book’s contents, which exactly wasn’t true-life: Gianni had shown her the whole thing and she had said she loved it.”

Princess Diana conveniences Elton John as he weeps openly at a memorial mass for Italian clothes designer Gianni Versace in Milan on July 22, 1997.

“I wrote back to her, calling her out, telling her how much coin she had cost the AIDS Foundation, prompting her that “shes had” seen the book. The character I got back was very formal and severe:’ Dear Mr John … ’” he wrote.

John wrote that he was both “angry” and “worried” about Diana, as she “seemed to be losing touch with all sorts of really close friends, who would be honest with her, and bordering herself instead with people who told her what she wanted to hear.”

The two made up after Versace was murdered. But merely the coming month later, Diana was killed in a vehicle disintegrate in 1997.

These days, John is still close with members of the royal family. He attended the weddings of Prince William and Kate Middleton, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

He spoke out on behalf of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex earlier this year after they were criticized for taking private flights in evident opposition of their eco-conscious message. He slammed what he said was “malicious” and “distorted” coverage of the couple.

“I highly respect and salute both Harry and Meghan’s commitment to charity and I’m calling on the press to cease these relentless and untrue assassinations on their reference who the hell is spuriously crafted on an almost daily basis, ” he said.

Elton John’s account “Me”will officially be published on Oct. 15.

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