Photo: Instagram/yoshiki official

X Japan’s Yoshiki apologizes for scarf blowing onto Queen Elizabeth II at polo

By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

Japanese musician Yoshiki pretty much lives the lifestyle you’d expect of a legendary rock/pop star. When he’s not busy with his solo career and activities as front man for band X Japan, Yoshiki’s sophisticated aura and undeniable charisma has him modeling for fashion magazines, dropping in for guest spots on international television, inadvertently setting off snack food crazes, and generally living the high life.

Yoshiki’s most recent glamorous outing came last weekend, when he was in England to attend the Royal Windsor Cup polo tournament. But of course, Yoshiki transcends even regular VIP status, and thanks to his stature as a musician, connections with Japanese company and tournament sponsor Out-Sourcing Inc, or some combination of the two, he watched the contest from the royal box, in the company of Queen Elizabeth II.

The ever-dapper Yoshiki was dressed for the occasion in a black suit, black shirt, and jaunty black scarf – fashionable without being showy. However, as the festivities were winding down and the queen was descending the stairs to leave the box, fate, or the wind, conspired to make sure the monarch noticed the musician’s fashion sense.

Just as the queen was walking past Yoshiki, a sudden gust of wind sent his scarf blowing into her. Yoshiki, a near-constant model of stoic grace, reacted with an uncharacteristically startled expression.

However, it’s hard for some fans to believe that anything in the eminently talented Yoshiki’s life happens without it being part of his, or his wardrobe’s, intentions. “I think the queen was about to stumble, and Yoshiki’s scarf wanted to help catch her,” wrote one fan in reaction, while another’s take was “Pink and black are a lovely combination.”

Yoshiki himself, though, explains that it was indeed all an accident. While sharing the photos through his Instagram account, the recording star wrote: “I’m so sorry it happened, but a gust of wind blew up. I talked to the Queen afterwards and Her Majesty was very sweet.”

Sources: Instagram/yoshiki official, IT Media, MSN News

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hahaha that is so funny, but have to say if he hadn't posted the picture, no one would have been the wiser

4 ( +6 / -2 )

This happened last week. Old news.

Yoshiki transcends even regular VIP status,

Not in the UK, no one knows who is is.

He looked a right scruff, TBH and obviously didn't get the memo about the dress code.

10 ( +15 / -5 )

Nice of him to apologise, but I doubt the Queen would have thought much about it.

17 ( +17 / -0 )

Hes a nobody but the japanese press keeps his name out there - for the japanese.

0 ( +6 / -6 )

Wearing a scarf in June? That in itself is a crime in the UK!

5 ( +5 / -0 )

"legendary rock/pop star". Need better writers. Just sayin'.

9 ( +9 / -0 )

Japanese guys and their scarves, lol.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

A spell in The Tower should teach this ruffian some manners

5 ( +6 / -1 )

It is extremely regrettable that he caused this trouble for the Queen.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Blowing out of proportions and he wasn't any trouble to the queen.

Blowing in the wind!

4 ( +6 / -2 )

I'm more amazed that this guy is 53 and yet looks like a 30 year old !!!

2 ( +4 / -2 )

What is there to apologize about to the public. Just apologize to QE at the time it occurred. There are much bigger issues in the world.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

I have never heard of this person Yoshiki until I read this article 2 minuted ago.

June seems a funny time to wear a scarf.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

I have never heard of this person Yoshiki until I read this article 2 minutes ago

Where you been? The dude be famous, lol.

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Just a bad case of wind.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Disgraceful. Send the skinny sod to the Tower and string him up by his nads.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

I guess he will never get a Royal seal of approval regardless whatever ties he has. So I bet he has to "scarf(p)er-off"

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Have no idea who he is.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Any outsider thing happens in UK, it won't have positive comments.

British are too proudy of...just being British.

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