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The Queen did back leaving the EU
She asked why we ‘can’t just get out’ says BBC political editor
‘Apparently at this lunch, she said “I don’t see why we can’t just get out. What’s the problem?” ’
She added: ‘My jaw hit the floor. Very sadly, I only had one source. I spent the next few days trying to prove it. I couldn’t find the evidence.
‘Lo and behold, a couple of months later, someone else did. Of course, then ensued a huge row between that newspaper and the Palace over what had really been said or not said.’
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George Michael’s reclusive last months-and the millions he secretly gave away
GEORGE MICHAEL: THE LIFE OF A POP ICON
George Michael has died aged 53, he rose to fame with Wham! before becoming an international pop star+57
George Michael has died aged 53, he rose to fame with Wham! before becoming an international pop star
George Michael was born in East Finchley, London, on June 25, 1963.
He was the son of Greek Cypriot restaurateur Kyriacos Panayiotou, who moved to England in the 1950s.
Michael first attended Kingsbury High School in north London. His mother, Lesley Angold, was an English dancer.
When he was a teenager, his family moved to Hertfordshire, an affluent village called Radlett just north east of Watford.
It was there where he met Wham! partner and guitarist Andrew Ridgeley after he joined Bushey Meads School in Bushey.
As their relationship grew, it was clear that the pair wanted to be famous musicians and Michael starting busking on the London Underground.
He would sing songs, including Queen’s ’39’ and then he started working as a DJ.
The singer went on to perform at small venues in Watford, Stanmore and Bushey.
He then formed the ska band, The Executive with Ridgeley and Ridgeley’s brother Paul, Andrew Leaver and David Mortimer.
Michael then started Wham! with Ridgeley in 1981 and their debut album, Fantastic, reached number one in the UK two years later.
Their second album, Make It Big – which included ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go-GO’ – reached number one in the US.
He sang on the original Band Air recording of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ – which later became the UK Christmas number one.
Wham! separated in 1986 but, just one year later, Michael launched his own solo career and kicked it off with a duet with star Aretha Franklin.
His album Faith – which has been remastered and later released in 2010 – was a massive success in 1988.
But lengthy legal battles followed as he tried to free himself from a deal with record label Sony which effectively prevented new recordings (only to re-sign with them a few years later).
Things began to unravel further when, after years of refusing to be drawn on speculation about his sexuality, he was arrested in public toilets in Beverly Hills, California, in 1998 for engaging in a lewd act.