Sir Paul McCartney fondly remembered the late Queen Elizabeth II in a lengthy Facebook posting on Friday. He also shared some photos from their various meetings.McCartney, 80, met the queen “eight or nine times” and also was the songwriter on the The Beatles’ 26-second love song “Her Majesty.”“When I was 10 years old I entered an essay competition in Liverpool and won my division for my essay about the British Monarchy, so I have been a fan for a long time,” he wrote on Facebook.He recalled how “She impressed me with her great sense of humour combined with great dignity.”The first time the two met was in 1065, when The Beatles were awarded the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.“I remember us being taken aside and shown what the correct protocol was.
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.’”They next met at the Royal Albert Hall in 1982, McCartney said.“It was at an event [late wife] Linda [McCartney] and I attended called An Evening for Conservation.
Part of the evening included some orchestral re-workings of some Beatles songs and I remember chatting with Her Majesty about them.Read more on deadline.com