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The Queen hires ABBA tribute band for Windsor Castle party

The Queen opened up Windsor Castle to her 500 staff and guests for an ABBA inspired party it has been revealed.

According to The Mail on Sunday, Her Majesty gave permission for a party to be held in the castle for her hardworking staff and their guests.

For £12.50 a ticket, the party attendees were treated to a showing of the blockbuster film Mamma Mia!, as well as live music from an ABBA tribute band.

One Windsor resident told the Mail: “Members of the Royal Household were allowed to buy tickets for themselves and guests. 

“It meant lots of ordinary people from Windsor could come in for the night.

“Everybody was very well behaved, and once you were inside you were encouraged to really let your hair down and dance and sing.”

The Queen is reportedly a huge fan of ABBA and loves to dance along to the music.

BBC Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans told a friend that Her Majesty made the revelation during a dinner at Windsor Castle much to the amusement of guests.

When the song Dancing Queen came on, she apparently said: “I always try to dance when this song comes on, because I am the Queen, and I like to dance.”

Guests were said to have been surprised by the news, reacting: “My goodness me, there is the Dancing Queen.”

The 91-year-old Monarch is known to be a fan of music, and recently revealed she would love to sing.

This revelation comes from 23-year-old Laura Wright, who will be performing the National Anthem this weekend at the England versus Wales rugby match at Twickenham Stadium.

According to Ms Wright, The Queen told her that she would love to be able to sing and has even personally been told by Gary Barlow himself that it is “just a matter of learning”.