TV presenter Graham Norton said he felt like an outsider on the day of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral.
espite has lived in the UK for more than 40 years, the Cork native said he has no connection to her like those who grew up there, and witnessed how the country mourns her “humble” .
‘I’ve lived in the UK for almost 40 years and I love the queen and respect her but they were born to know her,’ he told Ryan Tubridy this evening The Late Late Show on RTÉ One.
“If you go to school, you know her, you grow up with her with money, you pray for her in droves, it’s the difference that makes me feel like ‘oh wow I’m still an outsider’ ‘.
“It’s so humbling.”
He added that he did not believe Queen Elizabeth’s funeral dates in the UK were “manufactured” and all felt “sincere.”
Asked if he had met King Charles before, Graham said he had never but met Prince Andrew and Prince Harry.
“I met Harry in the basement of a club, I was coming out of the bathroom and I heard him say ‘Graham Norton, what are you doing here!’
“But I’ve never met the queen, Camilla or Charles.”
Graham told Tubridy that his radio show was almost canceled before the Queen’s funeral, but he was glad it didn’t work out in the end as they read the listeners’ fond memories. fake about her.
“It’s weird because I do this show on Virgin Radio, it’s a high tempo show, it’s a stupid dumb show and they talked about canceling it but then they said ‘no, let’s not do it’ cancel it,” he said.
“We usually celebrate all of these milestones over the weekend, like everyone’s birthdays, and really [the Queen’s death] was a milestone in the lives of all these people, so here are some of the happiest memories in radio. “
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