'Queen' Susan Boyle
- Bang Showbiz
- 23 February 2010
Susan Boyle was mistaken for Britain's Queen Elizabeth by Eurostar staff last week who curtseyed at the star as she passed them by
Susan Boyle was mistaken for Britain's Queen Elizabeth last week.
The Scottish singer - who had been travelling first class from Paris into London with her manager Andy Stephens and niece Kirsty Foy - found the case of mistaken identity highly amusing after Eurostar staff bowed and curtseyed to her after being told to expect a royal passenger
An onlooker at the Gare du Nord station said: "A rumour went round that the queen had arrived to catch a train back so everyone was told to observe royal etiquette.
"It soon became clear it was Susan - and not Her Majesty - but one train attendant still thought she was the queen. Susan roared with laughter when she realised the mix-up."
Susan, 48, was travelling back from a hectic promotional tour, which included a performance at Italy's Sanremo festival and an appearance on a French TV show and the confusion provided a much-needed boost for the tired star.
A source said: "She'd had a pretty hectic few days, but this really cheered her up."