The Queen once watched Twin Peaks instead of Sir Paul McCartney on her birthday
Queen Elizabeth II once chose to watch Twin Peaks instead of a Sir Paul McCartney show put on especially for her birthday.
Britain’s longest-reigning monarch died on September 8 at his beloved Balmoral Castle, surrounded by his family, Buckingham Palace confirmed.
At age 96, Queen Elizabeth has reigned for 70 years, marking her platinum jubilee earlier this year.
Tributes poured in for the Queen from around the world, with mourners also gathering in their thousands outside the palace to lay flowers and pay their respects.
Since the Queen’s death, those who admired her have also shared their fond memories of her, recalling her infectious humor and the little moments they shared with her that touched their hearts.
A resurfaced article from NME has revealed a rare insight into the Queen’s cultural tastes.
Twin Peaks composer Angelo Badalamenti was interviewed by the publication and in 2011 shared a story told to him by McCartney in which the Queen decided to watch a David Lynch TV show on her birthday – instead of a private birthday concert with the Beatles star.
“Back when Twin Peaks was going worldwide, I flew Concorde to London to work with Paul McCartney on Abbey Road. He said, “Let me tell you a story.” Shortly before we met, he was asked to play for the Queen for her birthday celebrations,” Badalamenti began.
“And when he met her he began to say, ‘It is an honor to be here tonight, Your Majesty, and I will play you some music.’ And the Queen said, ‘I’m sorry, I can’t stay, it’s five to eight and I have to go watch Twin Peaks!’
Liverpool music icon McCartney was one of many celebrities to pay tribute to the monarch after her death was announced.
Sharing a portrait of the Queen, he wrote on Twitter: “God bless Queen Elizabeth II. May he rest in peace. Long live the king.”
The 80-year-old wasn’t the only member of the fab four to offer his condolences, with Ringo Starr following suit.
“God bless Queen Elizabeth, peace and love to all the family, peace and love Ringo,” he wrote.
Earlier this year, McCartney also opened up about meeting the Queen for the first time, calling her ‘baby’.
He and his band were invited to Buckingham Palace in 1965, where they were all awarded MBEs at the height of their fame.
Speaking to CBS’ Gayle King for Her Majesty The Queen: A Gayle King Special, the charming singer recalled how he and his bandmates thought Her Majesty was a “good-looking woman” when they received the gongs.
Gail asked Sir Paul: “Like a baby?”, to which he replied: “Yes, just like a baby.” We were pre-teen boys in Liverpool.
“She looked like a movie star to us.”
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