Sunday Mirror

Dame Darcey reveals home tie to Her Maj

- BY SARAH ROBERTSON

FORMER Strictly judge Dame Darcey Bussell was shocked to find out she once lived in the same house as the Queen.

While filming Channel 4 series Darcey Bussell’s Royal Road Trip, the dancer learned the Queen spent the first year of her life at White Lodge in Richmond, South West London.

The lodge was later loaned to the Royal Ballet School where Darcey, 53, trained and boarded from the age of 13.

She said: “It was surreal to think the studio I trained and sweated in as a young student was the Royal Family’s living room.”

Darcey also told how the Queen loved to dance after seeing her at a birthday bash in Windsor in 2000.

She said: “She makes the most of dancing if she can.”

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