What Charlotte Church said about the Queen in a recent interview with Esquire – that Her Maj had “no idea” what was going on most of the time – was widely reported, prompting a “the Queen’s fab, actually” retraction from Church.
But from that interview, I preferred the one time child star’s retelling of the time she met Jay-Z to her royal ramblings. Church revealed she met the rapper at the 1999 MTV VMAs. She was thirteen and a big fan of Jay’s, so was very excited when he walked up to her and said: “I’m a really big fan of yours and I can’t wait to hear you perform later”.
It was an exciting moment, slightly ruined by Church’s mother who, once Mr Z had turned away, but while he was still very much in ear shot, asked her daughter rather loudly: “Who the fuck is that?’”