That is why the anecdote he tells about the monarch is so curious Elton John in your new memoir, Me.
The singer, a great friend of the British royal family, has revealed how on one occasion Queen Elizabeth II gave several slaps to the son of the princess daisy, one of the only two nephews the queen has.
What is perhaps less known is another less pleasant facet of the Monarch. And it is that the Queen has no qualms about putting anyone who opposes her to firm, even if it is from her Royal Family. Let them tell their nephew David Armstrong-Jones, who received several slaps from Isabel II when she refused to do what she had ordered.
They were at a party when, according to Elton John’s book, Elizabeth II asked the then vizconde Linley that he went to take care of his sister, lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones, who had left the evening feeling unwell. David Armstrong-Jones, now the second Earl of Snowdon, was not prepared to leave, however. When she saw that Linley was still ignoring her, the queen began to slap him gently, saying: ‘Don’t (slap) discuss (slap) with me (slap) that (slap) I am (slap) THE QUEEN’ “, The Times newspaper quoted Elton John’s memoirs this weekend.
After the royal slaps, Viscount Linley finally paid attention to his aunt and went to the party to take care of his sister. Elizabeth II, then realizing that Elton John had witnessed the brawl, winked at him. “I know that the public image of the queen is not exactly frivolous, but in private it can be quite funny,” writes Elton Jonh.
John has taken the opportunity to also reveal another curiosity of the British Royal Family, such as the night in which Richard Gere y Silvester Stallone they fought to conquer the then recently divorced Lady Di.
The good relationship between the Queen and her nephews
Despite this scuffle between aunt and nephew, their relationship has always been good and Queen Elizabeth II worships David Linley, Earl of Snowdon. This title was created by the Monarch for Antony Armstrong-Jones on the occasion of his wedding to Princess Margaret in 1960. Upon the photographer’s death in January 2017, his son David became the 2nd Earl of Snowdon.
The family of Princess Margaret is still very present for the Queen. For example, it is only necessary to see that both the Earl of Snowdon and his children and his sister, Lady Sarah Chatto, have spent a few days of vacation in Balmoral with Elizabeth II.