“I was Freddie's chief cook and bottle washer, waiter, butler, secretary, cleaner and agony aunt. I travelled the world with him, I was with him during the highs and came through the lows. I acted as his bodyguard when needed and in the end, of course, I was one of his nurses.”
- PETER FREESTONE
Peter 'Phoebe' Freestone was born in Surrey, England on 8th January 1955. He spent his early childhood years in South London before attending boarding school in Southern India. After returning to the UK and completing his education in 1973, Peter worked for several years at London's Selfridges department store before finding part-time employment at the Royal Opera House. In 1977 he switched to a full-time position in wardrobe with the Royal Ballet. It was during this appointment that Peter first met Freddie in 1979.
The pair formed an immediate friendship which saw Peter become Freddie’s personal assistant the following year, a role he continued daily until the Queen singer’s untimely death in 1991.
Author of the memoir, Freddie Mercury (Omnibus Press), Peter currently resides in The Czech Republic, which serves as a home base between the continual travel to make regular guest speaking appearances at AIDS awareness events and Queen fan conventions.
To see details of Peter's upcoming events, please visit the TOUR page.