Boy George has revealed the moment he met the late Princess Margaret and described her as “very glamorous, full of it and excited”.
Speaking about the encounter in his new book, Karma: My Autobiography, the 62-year-old recalled meeting the princess at the London Hilton and shaking hands with her.
“Afterwards she was heard to say, ‘Who’s that Boy George? He looks like an over-made-up tart,'” he recalled.
“I snapped back in the press and had T-shirts made of Princess Margaret’s face on my body with my hat and ribbons with the words, ‘I’m not a tart’.”
However much later on, Boy George met the son of Princess Margaret whilst having dinner.
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Lord Linley said to him: “‘I just wanted to say my mother never called you a tart. She had loads of gay friends and knew exactly who you were’.”
George wrote: “‘It must have been Carol Decker,’ I said. ‘Although I don’t think she wears as much make-up as me’.”
“I actually loved Princess Margaret,” he added. “She was my type of royal, very glamorous, full of it and excited.”
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Elsewhere in his book, the Culture Club hitmaker also opened up about his time on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! and revealed that the drinking water in the camp was “hideous”.
He also shared that campmates really are made to collect it from a pump at the bottom of a hill.
The singer appeared on the ITV reality show last year alongside other famous faces such as former footballer Jill Scott and comedian Seann Walsh. He became the fourth celebrity to be voted out of the jungle.
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! returns to ITV this month.
Karma: My Autobiography by Boy George is available to buy now.
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