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Paul McCartney’s Queen Elizabeth Tribute

As a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II over the weekend, Paul McCartney shared a touching post via social media.

Following the monarch’s passing at her Balmoral estate last week at the age of 96, the former Beatle took a look back at the times he’d spent with Britain’s longest reigning Queen.

Stating that his memories had come “flooding back” following her passing, Sir Paul told followers that he was “privileged to have been alive during the whole of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign”.

The 80-year-old superstar singer/songwriter went on to recount his stories of the Queen, including winning an essay competition about the monarchy when he was only 10 years old and watching Elizabeth’s coronation on a black-and-white television in 1953.

“Looking back I am honoured and amazed to see that I met Her Majesty eight or nine times and each time she impressed me with her great sense of humour combined with great dignity,” he wrote. “The Beatles got the MBE on 26th October 1965. I remember us being taken aside and shown what the correct protocol was.”

During his career Paul and the Fab Four received the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in recognition for his contribution to the arts.

“We were told how to approach Her Majesty and not to talk to her unless she talks to us. For four Liverpool lads, it was, ‘Wow, hey man.’”

After recalling his other experiences with the Queen, McCartney concluded his post with a simple “God bless you. You will be missed.”

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Author: Saul Goode

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