Despite George Ezra’s songs hitting 15 million plays a month and the fact that the singer already has three No 1 albums, he needs to get a utility bill for Buckingham Palace security
George Ezra took a utility bill to the Queen’s Platinum concert… as proof of his identity.
The Green Grass singer has been warned that he will not be allowed to perform at Buckingham Palace unless his name and address are clearly documented.
That’s despite the 29-year-old’s songs hitting 15 million plays a month and the fact that he’s already had three No.1 albums, including his latest, Gold Rush Kid.
“There is a whole lot of tension about what you need to get in,” says Ezra. There is a list – utility bills are one of them. We said, ‘Just follow the book…do what they want’.
“I was a bit ignorant of how big such an event is. I went on stage and I saw the Mall and I was like, ‘Oh my God’. A few days later, I walked down to the Mall to soak in it all.
But it’s great to be a part of it in real time.”
Ezra said it was even a privilege to use the loo at the royal residence.
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“The utility bill came in handy because we were allowed into the palace after the concert,” he explained.
“I was shown the toilet where there were 20 urinals and I thought, ‘Wow, this isn’t a family area, this is a guest zone.’ It’s like a museum.”
Ezra was one of the musical’s A-listers chosen to perform in honor of the Queen’s 70 years on the throne.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/george-ezra-prove-id-utility-27271521 George Ezra had to prove his identity with his utility bill to perform at the Queen's Platinum Celebration