Elton John calls the Queen ‘mean old bitch’

Updated: Apr 04, 2011, 20:28 PM IST

London: Sir Elton John has sparked outrage by calling the Queen a “mean old bitch” during a sketch for US comedy show ‘Saturday Night Live’.

`The Queen’, played by Fred Armisen, made fun of the singer’s hit ‘Candle In The Wind’, which he sung at Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997.

“When I see that Candle In The Wind, I light my farts,” the Daily star quoted Armisen as saying at the show.

The 64-year-old John then called her a mean old bitch and dubbed her and Prince Philip, played by Bill Hader “freaks”.

The Queen and Philip broke into Cockney accents and told John: “Unlike you, we have not forgotten where we came from."