An Instagram fan page, dedicated to the Queen legend Freddie Mercury, has revealed the favorite portrait of Mercury himself, in which he posed in such a decent manner with what was known to be the snooker outfit in 1986.

The 54k followed fan account of Freddie Mercury has come up with a little-known fact about him along with a rare quote of Peter Hince, who is renowned as the roadie of Mercury and the author of the book, ‘Queen Unseen.’

Shared the picture of the icon, taken by Hince and used for the cover of ‘The Freddie Mercury Album,’ the admin of the page unveiled the fact that this photo was the personal favorite of Freddie.

It was also stated in the post that Peter Hince admitted Mercury was very into tuxedos and bow ties by this time. Hince added Freddie said it was to do with getting old and calming down, but they called it the Barcelona effect, the influence of working with Montserrat Caballé.

‘The Freddie Mercury Album,’ which covers Mercury’s special portrait, is a posthumous solo project with material released in 1992, to observe the anniversary of his death.

The album is mainly made up of remixes from his past releases, as well as the original versions of ‘Barcelona,’ ‘Love Kills,’ ‘Exercises in Free Love,’ and ‘The Great Pretender.’

Here is what was said in the recent Instagram post of the fan page:

“Freddie in what became known as ‘the snooker outfit’ in 1986. I really love this picture. He looks so confident. ❤️

Freddie was very into tuxedos and bow ties by this time. He said it was to do with getting old and calming down, but we called it the Barcelona effect, the influence of working with Montserrat Caballé. — Peter Hince.

This was Freddie’s personal favorite portrait, it later was used for the cover of ‘The Freddie Mercury Album.”

You can see the post below.