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Remember when Princess Diana dressed up as a male model and went to a gay bar with Freddie Mercury?

Remember when Princess Diana dressed up as a male model and went to a gay bar with Freddie Mercury?

Princess Diana went to a gay bar in male drag with Freddie Mercury

Princess Diana died 20 years ago, and she is still remembered as a humanitarian and someone who changed many people’s lives for the better.

And while she wasn’t changing how we see people with HIV, she also knew how to let her hair down.

Freddie Mercury once smuggled Diana, dressed as a male model, into a gay bar in London in the 1980s.

Revealed in comic Cleo Rocos’ book The Power of Positive Drinking, she revealed how she, the Queen legend and gay comic Kenny Everett took the Princess of Wales to the Royal Vauxhall Tavern one night.

Roco says that Princess Diana, dressed up in a cap, sunglasses and army jacket, was able to mingle and order drinks unnoticed as club-goers were distracted by Mercury and Everett. The two men, who died of AIDS related illness, were known for their unique bond and friendship.

‘People just seemed to blank her,’ Rocos said. ‘She sort of disappeared. But she loved it’.

She added: ‘She did look like a beautiful young man’.

During her reign, Princess Diana was an outspoken AIDS activist. In 1989 she launched England’s first ward specializing in HIV and AIDS treatment, the Landmark AIDS Centre.

She died in a car crash on 31 August 1997.