Princess Diana once sneaked into a gay London bar disguised as a man, it has emerged.
Kenny Everett's friend and co-star Cleo Rocos has revealed that the royal icon even got served at the bar without being recognised, due to her camouflage of big jacket and aviator sunglasses.
Princess Diana was thrilled to make it unrecognised to the bar in the Royal Vauxhall Tavern
In her book, The Power of Positive Drinking, Rocos tells how the evening at London's Royal Vauxhall Tavern took place after the princess had spent the afternoon drinking champagne with Everett, Rocos and Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.
When Diana learned their plans for the evening, Everett had tried to dissuade her from coming, saying, "It’s full of hairy gay men. Sometimes there are fights outside."
The princess was fond of sporting a tuxedo
But, true to form, Mr Mercury stepped in, saying, "Let the girl have some fun."
And so it proved.
The outing, which would have got the press into an unprecedented frenzy had it come to light, is said to have taken place in 1988, when the Prince and Princess of Wales were still married, but rumours about the state of their relationship were already beginning to swirl. They later separated in 1992, going on to divorce in 1996.
Mercury died in 1991, Everett in 1995, and the princess was killed in Paris in 1997.
FAMILY PICTURE OF LADY DIANA SPENCER IN HER PRAM AT PARK HOUSE, SANDRINGHAM, NORFOLK. * Picture Circa 1963/1964
Lady Diana Spencer aged 2 years old taken at Park House, Sandrigham, Norfolk
Lady Diana Spencer ages 3 years old at Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk.
A family album picture of Lady Diana Spencer at Park House in Sandringham, Norfolk, taken when she was a toddler, circa 1965
Lady Diana Spencer poses barefoot with a croquet mallet whilst on holiday in 1970 at Itchenor Sussex.
Family album picture of Lady Diana Spencer with Souffle, a Shetland pony, at her mother's home in Scotland during the summer of 1974.
Family album picture of Lady Diana Spencer at Itchenor, West Sussex, England in 1970
Princess Diana arrives at the Tate Gallery for the centenary gala dinner.
Princess Diana with H.R.H The Queen Mother at Remembrance Sunday with Prince Edward and Princess Anne.
Princess Diana with William
Princess Diana in India 1992.
PRINCESS DIANA CRIES WHILE ON VISIT TO ROYAL NATIONAL ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL AT STANMORE. 1/7/92
Lady Diana Spencer aged 19, smiles at waiting photographers as she leaves her London flat for a shopping trip to Knightsbridge.
Lady Diana being pursued by the London press near her London flat aged 19
Lady Diana Spencer, youngest daughter of Earl Spencer, at work at a kindergarten in St. George's Square, Pimlico, London, where she was a teacher.
Lady Diana Spencer being pursued by the media as she leaves her London flat