Queen Elizabeth slapped her nephew across the face in front of Elton John
Elton John is dishing on Queen Elizabeth in his new book.
The British monarch once slapped her nephew across the face repeatedly, John writes in his new book, “Me,” according to a report in the Sunday Times of London.
While at a party, the Rocketman claims, QEII asked her nephew, Viscount Linley, to watch over his sister, Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones, because she wasn’t feeling well and had left the festivities to go rest. Linley had no interest in doing so.
“When he [Linley] repeatedly tried to fob her off, the Queen lightly slapped him across the face, saying ‘Don’t’ – slap – ‘argue’ – slap – ‘with’ – slap – ‘me’ – slap – ‘I’ – slap – ‘am’ – slap – ‘THE QUEEN!'”
Linley then followed the Queen’s instructions.
When the Windsor matriarch noticed John had witnessed her out-of-character behavior, she winked at him and walked away, he writes.
“I know the Queen’s public image isn’t exactly one of wild frivolity, but . . . in private she could be hilarious,” John writes.
This item isn’t the only piece of royal gossip the singer reveals in his book. He also discusses Princess Diana, whom he was extremely close with.
One intimate revelation details the time Richard Gere and Sylvester Stalone fought over the newly single princess at a party.