Tensions came to a head between Meat Loaf and Prince Andrew back in 1987. The incident occurred during the filming of the “It’s A Royal Knockout” TV show, after the Duke of York’s then-wife Sarah Ferguson was “paying attention” to Meat Loaf. In a 2003 interview with The Guardian, Meat Loaf recalled the incident in vivid detail.
“Fergie wasn’t exactly flirting with me, but she was paying attention to me, and I think Andrew got a little — I could be wrong, I’m just reading into this — I think he got a little jealous,” the singer reflected. And let’s just say, things got tense after that. “Anyway, he tried to push me in the water. He tried to push me in the moat,” he further revealed. “So I turned around and I grabbed him and he goes, ‘You can’t touch me. I’m royal.’ I said, ‘well you try to push me in the moat, Jack, I don’t give a s**t who you are, you’re goin’ in the moat.'”
Must’ve been terrifying given Meat Loaf’s imposing structure! Regardless of such, Meat Loaf said, “It was great fun. I had a great time,” though he claimed that “the queen hates me.” Fast-forward nearly 20 years and the queen is probably fed up with Prince Andrew, too. In fact, Queen Elizabeth recently stripped Andrew of his royal titles and war designations ahead of his upcoming civil sex case from Virginia Giuffre — who accused the Duke of York of sexual assault when she was underage. Andrew has denied Giuffre’s claims.