Paul McCartney fondly remembers his encounters with the Queen –

Sir Paul McCartney fondly remembered the late Queen Elizabeth II in a lengthy Facebook post on Friday. He also shared some photos from their various meetings.

McCartney, 80, dated the Queen “eight or nine times” and also wrote a 26-second Beatles love song.Her Majesty“.

“When I was 10 years old, I took part in an essay competition in Liverpool and won my nomination for an essay on the British monarchy, so I have been a fan of it for a long time,” he wrote on Facebook.

He recalled how “She impressed me with her wonderful sense of humor combined with great dignity.”

They first met in 1065 when the Beatles were awarded the most distinguished order of the British Empire.

“I remember we were taken aside and shown what the correct protocol was. We were told how to address Her Majesty and not speak to her until she spoke to us. For the four guys from Liverpool, it was “Wow, hi, dude.”

According to McCartney, they next met at the Royal Albert Hall in 1982.

“It was at an event [late wife] Linda [McCartney] and I attended a nature conservation party. Part of the evening included several orchestral arrangements of some Beatles songs, and I remember chatting about them with Her Majesty. She also re-introduced me to Prince Philip, who said he remembered our previous meeting in the sixties!” he wrote.

A decade and a half later, “The Queen has graciously agreed to open the Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts on the site of my old school, which George Harrison and I attended,” McCartney said.

A year later, Sir Paul was knighted by the Queen, which he said was “a day of which I am very proud” and “one of the best days of my life”.

Paul McCartney shows his paintings to Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool on July 25, 2002.

“It was a great honor for me to receive a knighthood, and of course it would be rude to refuse it! I remember it was spring and the sky was blue. It was a wonderful day and I remember thinking I had come a long way from a little terraced house in Liverpool!”

The McCartney touch was also in effect at the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002.

“When Her Majesty was on stage and met with applause at the end of the show, I joked: “Well, then this will happen next year?” to which she replied: “It won’t be in my garden!”

(left to right) Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison receive their MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) from Queen Elizabeth II on October 26, 1965.

“The Queen will be celebrating her Diamond Jubilee on 4 June 2012 and the occasion was special in many ways. It was the first time I had performed in front of her since her last birthday and it was great to see all the people sprawled across Pall Mall, as well as meeting other members of the royal family afterwards. It was a great weekend to be British.”

The last meeting took place in 2018, when McCartney was presented with the Companion of Honor medal.

“I shook her hand, leaned over and said, ‘We should stop meeting like this,’ to which she giggled a little and continued the ceremony. I really wondered if I was being too cocky for saying this, it was the Queen after all but I feel like she didn’t mind. Be healthy. You will be missed.”

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