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BBC DJ Chris Evans made a bold claim back in 2008 after a friend told him they spotted a massive grin on the Queen’s face when the DJ started blasting out a certain tune at a royal event. ‘In 2008!’ you say, yes, old news, but it’s bizarrely started trending again. With the spotlight on the Royal Family of late – what with Buck Palace’s summer opening and the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death coming up next month, it’s no wonder the Queen is on everyone’s minds.
So what did this friend find out? After munching on ‘a posh dinner’ and once all the mandatory speeches and toasts had been made, a dance off soundtracked by ‘proper disco music’ was reportedly held for guests, and the song that apparently caused the 91-year-old monarch to light up was none other than 70s classic… drum roll please… ‘Dancing Queen’.
Fake news, you’re screaming. Well, according to the guest, it’s not. As soon as the famous ABBA track dropped, it’s said the Queen rushed to the dance floor before telling guests: ‘I always try to dance when this song comes on, because I am the Queen, and I like to dance.’
Surreal. Yes it is, so much so that the guests were taken aback, with one remarking: ‘My goodness me, there is the dancing Queen.’
Whilst it’s a far cry from the Queen’s official 90th birthday playlist, (actually topped by Howard Keel’s ‘Oklahoma’) it’s still quite something imagining Britain’s sovereign getting down to some disco.
Let’s all dance away to the track now, shall we?
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