Barbra Streisand in her newly released memoir, My Name Is Barbratakes readers on a captivating journey through her life, including a fascinating account of her enduring connection with King Charles III.
Streisand's memoir reveals a deep and decades-long bond that originated when the royal figure made a special visit to Los Angeles back in 1974.
During this memorable encounter, Charles expressed a strong desire to meet Streisand, leading to an impromptu visit to Warner Bros.
She recounted the unexpected and iconic moment when the future king of England took a sip from her tea cup.
In her memoir, Streisand shared the light-hearted exchange with Charles, where he inquired about the type of tea she was enjoying.
Her response, "Constant Comment," added a touch of warmth and relatability to their encounter.
Recalling her initial meeting with Prince Charles in her memoir, Barbra Streisand candidly confessed to feeling somewhat flustered, caught between her work commitments and the unexpected royal visit.
She explained, "I couldn't think of anything else to say, and I'm so work-oriented that I was feeling guilty about all those musicians who were waiting for me to get on with the session. So I'm afraid I wasn't as gracious as I should have been."
Their connection seems to have its roots in Charles's college years at Cambridge, where he developed an early admiration for Streisand.
According to Streisand, she was described as his "only pinup," and he went on to praise her as "devastatingly attractive" with "great sex appeal."
The gesture was a testament to their growing bond, as Charles penned a heartfelt note that read, "It was such a treat to attend your concert last night — You were wonderful, and I adored every minute of it! Bless you for being so kind and generous to my trust — they so appreciated it."
Streisand described their friendship as "extraordinary" and one that has endured for decades.
She was even granted the special opportunity to visit Charles's home, Highgrove, in 1995, cementing their connection. T