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HER MAJESTY: HIP HOP FAN?
Who knew Queen Elizabeth II was a hip hop fan?
Prime Minister David Cameron has revealed that during a performance by one of Britain's hottest rappers at Friday's Olympics opening ceremony, Prince William leaned over and said: "I don't know if you know this, prime minister, but my grandmother is a big fan of Dizzee Rascal.'"
It's safe to assume William was joking. The queen's musical tastes run more to classical than to Rascal, who came to fame through London's gritty grime scene and is best known for his hit "Bonkers."
But the ceremony did reveal an unexpectedly playful side to the 86-year-old British monarch. She played herself in a filmed skit with Daniel Craig, welcoming secret agent James Bond to Buckingham Palace ¯¯¯ before stunt doubles parachuted from a helicopter into Olympic Stadium.
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