God summoned St. Peter and said: “Peter, we have a problem. Heaven is full. However we have a number of high-profile celebrities waiting at the Gates. We should let one in.”
When St Peter checked, he found Freddie Mercury, Gianni Versace and Princess Diana waiting at the Gates.
St Peter explained: “Heaven is really overflowing at the moment, but I have been instructed by God to admit one of you, so you will each have to come up with a reason why you should be allowed in to heaven.”
Freddie Mercury said: “I was one of the world’s greatest rock singers, responsible for some classic numbers, and if I am admitted, heaven will resound to my great singing voice. I will write tunes that will touch the hearts of angels.”
Gianni Versace said: “I was Earth’s greatest designer. If I am admitted, will dress the cherubs and angels in the latest fashions. Heaven will never have looked better.”
“Now, Princess Diana,” said St Peter” what do you have to say?”
But Diana said nothing. Instead she just blushed shyly.
Then St Peter, announced his decision – he was going to admit Princess Diana to heaven.
Freddie and Gianni were furious and protested vigorously.
“Sorry, guys,” said St Peter, “but a royal flush beats a pair of queens any day.”