When Gwyneth Paltrow got onstage Wednesday night (October 5th) at The Arts Club in London’s Mayfair neighborhood to sing Cee-Lo Green‘s “F**k you,” she made sure to forewarn Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh that the lyrics were a bit inappropriate.
A source told the Telegraph, “Before she sang it she said to the Duke: ‘I hope you don’t mind the lyrics – don’t tell the Queen!’” The Duke has planned on leaving around ten p.m., but found Paltrow, an investor in the club, to be so charming that he stayed to watch her perform.
Prince Philip, a patron of the members-only club (founded in 1863) was the guest of honor at the reopening, which saw the likes of Mark Ronson, Guy Pelly, Chris Martin and Cameron Diaz, who was a guest of Paltrow’s that evening.
The two ladies sat at the Duke’s table, and “Gwyneth clearly enjoyed his company and was chatting away to him as if he was an old uncle. The Duke had a real twinkle in his eye and was having such a good time that after he made his speech he stayed on for a concert downstairs for an hour or so,” so said the source.