George Michael: Coins commemorate the late star

George Michael: Coins commemorate the late star

George Michael receives his own coins more than seven years after his death. King Charles gave his consent.

British singer George Michael (1963-2016) will soon appear on a series of commemorative coins. . The United Kingdom’s mint, the Royal Mint, will issue the coins later this year.

The Wham! singer, who died in December 2016 aged 53, will be featured on coins ranging in value from 50p to £200, according to The Times. King Charles III (75) gave his consent to the coins, writes the newspaper. The commemorative coins will feature the pop star on one side and the king on the other.

George Michael knew the royals

George Michael was friends with Charles’ ex-wife, Princess Diana (1961-1997). The pop star also met Charles and Diana’s two sons, Prince William (41) and Prince Harry (39). According to The Times, George Michael recalled that William once asked him to sing at a party. “He was a nice kid,” said the pop star, “but I was at a Christmas party at Kensington Palace and the only other person I knew there was Elton John. William asked me if it would be okay if I was “I would sing a song and maybe Uncle Elton would play the piano. I had to say ‘no’. I couldn’t believe I had just said ‘no’ to the future king. I was too embarrassed to sing in front of a group of strangers.”

The George Michael commemorative coins apparently belong to a new series that are intended to pay homage to pop culture. Other new coins now approved by King Charles celebrate the 1977 James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me and the Star Wars film series to which the coins are based, according to The Times with the Death Star, the Millennium Falcon, a TIE Fighter and an X-wing.

Source: Stern

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