Friday, June 20, 2008


As some of you know I’ve always been a big fan of Swedish pop group Abba. I still have all my vinyl Abba records, every one in pristine condition and love to watch Abba tribute bands perform some of their greatest hits. It seems Her Majesty the Queen is a big Abba fan too and a secret disco dance floor diva! I was interested to hear DJ Chris Evans telling listeners of his Radio 2 show how the Queen loved Abba’s disco classic, “Dancing Queen”. Apparently one of Chris’s friends had attended a dinner dance function at Windsor Castle. After the meal, the disco began with the DJ putting on Abba’s, “Dancing Queen”. The Queen, 82, stunned guests by going up to strut her stuff on the dancefloor to Abba’s disco classic! Apparently many of the guests remarked that it was a good choice of song as Her Majesty was indeed the “dancing Queen”. Showing her great sense of humour, the Queen told her guests that she always liked to go up and dance when Abba’s “Dancing Queen” was played as she herself was the Queen and loved to dance! After recounting this true story on his radio show, Chris Evans played the famous Abba track, saying, “This is for all you dancing Queens out there, especially you your Majesty!”


Cindy Swanson said...

What a funny story! I could just picture Her Majesty strutting her stuff. :)

Have you seen "Mamma Mia"? My hubby and I saw it in Chicago on our 25th wedding anniversary in 2003...Abba's music was so infectious and enjoyable! We enjoyed it thoroughly. It's a "must" if you're an Abba fan.

How's the fabulous UK? Somehow, someday I'll make it there....

Kyle & Svet Keeton said...

Just a great post!

Just made me happily smile! :)))

Thank you very much, Naomi!

Always yours,
Svet and Kyle

Palm Springs Savant said...

That's a great story. I adore HM, and how nice to know she too likes ABBA!

Naomi said...

Yes I thought that was a great story too Cindy. Yes I did see Mamma Mia Cindy. It's a great show and a must-see for all Abba fans like us. It's wet and windy in England at the moment Cindy but I'm still in holiday mood even though I'm back at work!

Glad you enjoyed the post Kyle & Svet. It made me smile too! Nice to see you both again.

I love the Queen as well Rick. It certainly is nice to know she's an Abba fan too. Hope you enjoyed your trip to England.

Sharon Lynne said...

It must have been so funny to see her dancing. Cute story!

Naomi said...

I'm sure it was Sharon. I love that story!