Elton John recently exposed some hot, royal tea involving the Queen slapping her nephew... repeatedly. But before you jump to conclusions, the musician explained the details about the situation in his latest memoir, Me, his first and only autobiography.
In an excerpt seen by The Sunday Times, Elton recounted being at a party with Queen Elizabeth, her sister Princess Margaret, and Margaret's son and daughter. Margaret's son, Viscount Linley, AKA David Armstrong-Jones, was asked by the Queen to check on his sister, Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones, who wasn't feeling too well, but he ignored her! Imagine ignoring the Queen, but I guess when you're related to her, you can get away with a lot more than us peasant folk can.
Elton witnessed the entire scene unfold and recalled it in his biography writing: "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!'"
And if the tea wasn't hot enough, Elton also added that the Queen knew that he had seen the little joke and winked at him!
"I know the Queen's public image isn't exactly one of wild frivolity, but... in private she could be hilarious," he says. (And, of course, after such a telling-off, Viscount Linley did then go and check on his sister. I mean, who wouldn't?)
The Queen hasn't made any comments on the situation ever since the book was released, so should we assume that it was actually the truth?
And that wasn't the only bit of royal gossip revealed in the memoir. According to Elton, Sylvester Stallone and Richard Gere almost got into a "fistfight" over Princess Diana.
"As the dinner guests moved into the dining room, Stallone and Gere were nowhere to be found... [David Furnish found them] apparently about to settle their differences over Diana by having a fist-fight."
Damn, the tea is scalding today! Get your hands on Elton John's official autobiography via any major book store or online to read it all for yourselves.