Madness frontman Graham
McPherson, better known as Suggs, has revealed the warning he was given
by Princess Beatrice while attending Buckingham Palace for the
Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
The singer, who performed on
top of the historic building for the royal celebration, recalled the
“shocker” moment on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday.
He told presenters Richard
Madeley and Charlotte Hawkins: “In the main ballroom in Buckingham Palace,
Princess Beatrice came running up to me and said, ‘Would you stop spilling
drinks on my grandma’s carpet?’ which was a bit of a shocker. “I
didn’t get beheaded,” he jokingly added.
The 61-year-old also revealed
that performing at Buckingham Palace was an “unforgettable”
experience and also detailed his meeting with the Queen. “It was very
nice indeed,” he told the show’s hosts. “I didn’t know what to say so
I said a stupid Tommy Cooper joke. ‘Do you still get the football mam?’
she said, ‘No, not really,’ so I said ‘Can I have your cup final ticket?’ “She did laugh,” he
Madness will be celebrating
the Queen’s Jubilee once again this year as the band is hosting a bank
holiday concert, Jubilation, in Brockwell Park, Brixton on 2 June to coincide
with the royal’s Platinum Jubilee.
While Suggs is performing in
Brixton on Thursday, the Queen’s birthday parade (Trooping the Colour) will be
taking place. The annual public celebration will see over 1,400 parading
soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians come together to mark the special
Suggs recalled the moment on Good Morning Britain
The parade will move from
Buckingham Palace, down the Mall to Horse Guard’s Parade, with members of the
Royal Family joining on horseback and in carriages. The ceremony will close
with the traditional RAF fly-past, which will be watched by the Queen and
members of the Royal Family from the Buckingham Palace balcony.