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26th Jun 2022

Glastonbury viewers ‘spot the Queen’ in the crowd watching Robert Plant

April Curtin

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 08: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Queen Elizabeth II watches her hoses 'Lancer IV' & 'Tower Bridge' compete in the Four Year Old Hunter & Heavyweight Hunter classes as she attends day 1 of the Royal Windsor Horse Show in Home Park on May 8, 2019 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

“That disguise is fooling nobody,” one viewer said

Glastonbury fans watching the festival from home are convinced they’ve spotted the Queen in the crowd.

Those who tuned in to watch from the comfort of their living rooms on Friday evening may have noticed the Queen-like fan, who everybody is dubbing a doppelgänger of Her Royal Highness.

She got herself right in the thick of it ready for a set from Robert Plant, best known as the frontman of Led Zeppelin. He was joined by bluegrass-country singer Alison Krauss.

The fan had her hood up and shades on, in what viewers think was the Queen’s attempt not to be spotted.

Adding to the rumours online, one fan said: “The Queen has turned up at Glastonbury to watch Robert Plant. That disguise is fooling nobody.”

“FFS lol God save the Queen,” another added.

Meanwhile, others are convinced the fan is actually Princess Anne, though we can’t imagine it’s exactly her sort of scene either…

In other Glasto news, Paul McCartney‘s set has sparked conversation after he played a video of Johnny Depp during his set on Saturday night.

The pair have been close friends and collaborators for years, with Depp starring in a number of McCartney’s music videos.

While performing his 2012 track My Valentine, the screen showed snippets of the song’s original music video, which also features Natalie Portman. In the black-and-white clip, Depp can be seen playing guitar and reciting the song’s lyrics in sign language.

Meanwhile, Billie Eilish used her headline set to call out the latest US abortion ruling, which gives states individual power to decide whether women are legally allowed to get abortions.

The 20-year-old put on a typically high-energy show on Friday as she became the youngest star to headline the festival.

But amid her spirited performance, Eilish took time in the middle of her set to confess: “Today is a dark day for women in America. It’s all I’m able to say about it. I can’t bear to think about it.”

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