The 81-year-old singer Barbra Streisand meets the current British monarch at the time he was known as the Prince of Wales, and she was working on the movie “Funny Girl” in the late 1960s. She reveals that although they were both “shy”, they hit it off “unexpected friendship”.
In his new memoir “My name is Barbara” she says: “It’s true that both Prince Charles and I are shy, but somehow we still connected and it turned out to be the start of an unexpected friendship.”
The ‘A Star Is Born’ actress met Charles again when she performed at Wembley Arena in 1994 and he attended, with her saying that the next day he sent her a bouquet of flowers after she performed ‘Someday’ My Prince Will Come” from the Disney classic “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”.
Then she told the audience: “Who knows? If I had been nicer to him, I could have been the first real Jewish princess!” and explains in his book: “It was simply signed ‘Charles.’ And the flowers were fresh from his garden!”
He wrote: “It was such a pleasure to attend your concert last night – you were wonderful and I loved every minute of it. The Prince was the most gracious host and made everything easy, even sending his driver to the Dorchester Hotel to pick me up,” the singer recalled.
It is expected Streisand’s book premiere to be on November 7, when the “living legend” promises to tell the story in his own words.
A press release from Viking Publishers said: “Barbara Streisand is a living legend, a woman who has achieved success in every field of entertainment in a career spanning six decades, and this fascinating 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 from the first person.”