- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 7 November 2023, 2:51PM
Barbra Streisand has just revealed she once had a flirty relationship with King Charles, in her upcoming memoir 'My Name is Barbra'.
The 81-year-old singer met the now-monarch in the days when he was known as the Prince of Wales and she was working on Funny Girl in the late '60s and revealed while the pair of them were both “shy”, they struck up an “unexpected friendship” together.
“The fact is, both Prince Charles and I are shy, but somehow we still managed to connect, because that proved to be the beginning of an unexpected friendship.”
The A Star is Born actress met up with Charles again when she performed at Wembley Arena in 1994, and he was in attendance as she went on to reveal that he sent her a bouquet of flowers the next day after she had performed the song Someday My Prince Will Come from the Disney classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
At the time, she told the audience: “Who knows? If I had been nicer to him, I could have been the first real Jewish princess!” and explained in her book, “It was simply signed ‘Charles’. And the flowers were fresh from his garden!”
“He wrote, ‘It was such a treat to attend your concert last night — you were wonderful and I adored every minute’. The Prince is the most gracious host and made everything easy for me, even sending his chauffeur to the Dorchester hotel to pick me up.”
Her memoir was first announced in 2015, but will finally be released on November 15, as the “living legend” promises to tell her story in her own words.
A press release teases: “Barbra Streisand is a living legend, a woman who in a career spanning six decades has excelled in every area of entertainment, and this engrossing and delightful book will be eagerly welcomed by her millions of fans.”
“Dozens of books have been written about Streisand, and now in My Name Is Barbra, she tells her story in her own words.”
The book shares its name with the music icon’s 1965 album and a TV special, and it will cover her early years in Brooklyn and New York City, as well as her singing career and projects such as The Prince of Tides.
- Written by Bang! Showbiz and republished here with permission.
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