Late rocker Meat Loaf once tried to push Prince Andrew into a moat

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Meat Loaf performs on stage with John Entwistle of The Who, London, 1987. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)
Meat Loaf performs on stage with John Entwistle of The Who, London, 1987. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)

Meat Loaf fans have been recalling how the rocker once said he tried to push Prince Andrew into a moat.

The incident took place during the It's A Royal Knockout charity event in 1987, but stories about it have resurfaced on social media following the star’s death at the age of 74.

The singer was one of a large group of celebrities and royals who took part in the outdoor game show, which saw the contestants battling it out in various challenges.

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Talking to The Guardian about it in 2003, Meat Loaf said it was “great fun” and joked that the Queen hated him.

He said: "Fergie wasn't exactly flirting with me, but she was paying attention to me, and I think Andrew got a little - I could be wrong, I'm just reading into this - I think he got a little jealous...

Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson during Wildlife Demo Benefit For The World Wildlife Fund at Greenwich Polo Club in Greenwich, Conneticut, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson in 1987 (Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

"Anyway, he tried to push me in the water. He tried to push me in the moat. So I turned around and I grabbed him and he goes, 'You can't touch me. I'm royal.' I said, 'Well you try to push me in the moat, Jack, I don't give a s*** who you are, you're goin' in the moat'."

Fans have been remembering the comments on Twitter following the star’s death.

Pop star Meat Loaf (L) is greeted at Stafford railway station by Prince Edward for rehearsals of charity event, the Grand Knockout Tournament at Alton Towers Theme Park.   (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
Meat Loaf (L) is greeted by Prince Edward for rehearsals of charity event, the Grand Knockout Tournament at Alton Towers Theme Park (PA Images via Getty Images)

“Rest in peace and rock in glory,” said one.

Another said he was a “legend”.

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'Bat Out Of Hell' singer Meat Loaf died on Thursday night and his passing was announced by his family.

The statement said: "Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side.

"Daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends have been with him throughout the last 24 hours."

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