Surprising celebrity friendships
Queen Elizabeth and Tom Cruise reportedly became secret friends before her death
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Before her death, Queen Elizabeth II checked off quite a unique bucket list item: becoming secret friends with Tom Cruise. The late monarch and the 'Top Gun' actor reportedly “really hit it off” over the summer, a source told the Sunday Times of London, as per Page Six.
Cruise had attended the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, which marked her 70th anniversary on the throne, but the Queen's mobility issues meant she was unable to meet him. “The Queen let it be known that she was really disappointed not to have met Tom at the pageant, so he was invited to have a special tour of Windsor Castle with everything laid on for him. Afterwards, just the two of them had tea together,” the source said.
Apparently the tour was a success, and Cruise was even given the chance to fire a ceremonial gun. "She loved seeing him and they really hit it off, so much so that she invited him back for lunch. He was even allowed to fly in by helicopter,” the source added. Unfortunately their budding friendship was cut short when the Queen died on September 8.
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