Elton John once danced with the queen

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04 November 2013

Sir Elton John once danced with Queen Elizabeth to 'Rock Around the Clock' at a royal party, which he describes as "one of the most surreal moments" of his life.

Sir Elton John once jived with Queen Elizabeth to 'Rock Around the Clock'.

The legendary 'Your Song' musician was stunned when the British monarch asked to join him on the dance floor for the 1954 rock 'n' roll classic at a party held at the royal residence of Windsor Castle.

In an interview with TV host Graham Norton, set to air tonight (01.11.13), he explains: "Princess Margaret and I became friends. I took her to the cinema once at the Odeon Kensington. We had a lovely time and then we went out to dinner and I took her home. Nothing happened of course.

"I also once danced with Princess Anne at Prince Andrew's 21st Birthday and the Queen came over and said, 'May I join you?' We danced to Bill Haley's 'Rock Around the Clock'. It was one of the most surreal moments of my life.

"Having been born in a council house in Pinner [North West London] the chances of dancing with the Queen at Windsor Castle were pretty long."

Elton has long been a favourite of the royal family, receiving a knighthood in 1996 for "services to music and charitable services". He was also a guest at the royal wedding of Prince William and Duchess Catherine in 2011.

Elton, 66, was also a close friend of William's late mother, Princess Diana, performing at her funeral in 1997 after she tragically died in a car crash in Paris. He also recorded a new version of his track 'Candle in the Wind' in tribute to Diana, which went on to become the best selling single of all time.

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