English singer, Elton John claims Queen Elizabeth slapped her nephew across the face in his new book, “Me”, Fox News reported
According to a report in the Sunday Times of London, Elton John, 72, writes of attending a party where Queen Elizabeth asked Linley to watch his sister, Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones, because she had left the party due to feeling ill. But Linley wanted to stay and enjoy the festivities and his aunt did not like that.
“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!'” John writes in his book according to the outlet.
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.
According to Pagesix, 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.
The “Candle in the Wind” singer also revealed that Richard Gere and Sylvester Stalone once nearly got into a fistfight over the newly single Princess Diana.