Well, this is news for all! Looks like The Queen was on a mission to make a new pal weeks before her death, and it’s none-other than the Mission Impossible actor – Tom Cruise.
The monarch and the “Mission Impossible” star “really hit it off” over the summer, a source told the Sunday Times of London.
Tom Cruise appeared as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, which marked her 70th anniversary on the throne, but due to her mobility issues she was unable to meet him, reports The New York Post.
“The Queen let it be known that she was really disappointed not to have met Tom at the pageant, so he was invited to have a special tour of Windsor Castle with everything laid on for him. Afterwards, just the two of them had tea together,” the source said.
Tom Cruise’s visit to the palace became successful when he was given the chance to fire a ceremonial gun.
“She loved seeing him and they really hit it off, so much so that she invited him back for lunch. He was even allowed to fly in by helicopter,” the source added.
The budding friendship was to continue with a lunch date, but it wasn’t to be: The Queen passed away on September 8, aged 96, before they could reunite.