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Elton John Recounts How Richard Gere And Sylvester Stallone Nearly Came To Blows Over Newly Single Princess Diana

Date October 9, 2019 17:48

Elton John has strong connections with the British royal family so it makes sense that in his autobiography, he will recount some tales that have to be with them.

Known as one of Princess Diana's friends, Elton spent quite a bit of time with her, some of which he dished on in his book Me.

Richard vs Sylvester

Millions of people all over the world adored Princess Diana, celebrities included. In fact, according to excerpts from Elton's book shared on the UK DailyMail, actors Sylvester Stallone and Richard Gere were ready to battle it out for the royal.

The singer wrote that men were enamored by the princess, saying:

If I was bowled over by Diana, it was nothing compared with the impact she could have on straight men. They seemed completely to lose their minds in her presence: they were just utterly bewitched.

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He recounted how he and his partner David Furnish once threw a dinner party and invited several famous people like George Michael, Richard Curtis, Richard Gere, Sylvester Stallone, and Princess Diana.

The rockstar wrote in his book that at this time, Diana was recently single as she had just separated from Prince Charles. Richard and the Princess of Wales hit it off quickly and conversed comfortably with each other at the dinner.

Sylvester was not very happy with this though as Elton noted that the actor might have only come to the party with the intention of starting things up with Diana.

When the group moved to the dining room for dinner, neither Richard nor Sylvester was present. Elton said he asked David to go find them and it turned out that Sylvester and Richard were in the corridor, having a heated exchange.

(They were) squaring up to each other, apparently about to settle their differences over Diana by having a fist-fight.

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The men didn't end up having to punch each other for Lady D, though, as Sylvester stormed off, leaving Diana and Richard to continue their conversation with each other.

Diana's admirers

While she was alive, Princess Diana was linked to several high profile men including Bryan Adams, Will Carling, and John Kennedy Jr.

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Some of these relationships were not officially confirmed as they were based on other sources and witnesses.

Regardless of her personal life, Diana will always be remembered thanks to her philanthropic works and her dedication to making a difference.