Why did Nigella turn down her OBE?

Why did Nigella turn down her OBE?

Nigella Lawson The celeb chef turned down the offer of an OBE in 2001, explaining: “I’m not saving lives and I’m not doing anything other than something I absolutely love.”

Who has refused a knighthood from the Queen?

George the Poet The 28-year-old, real name George Mpanga, revealed in 2019 he turned down an MBE because of the “pure evil” of the British Empire. He said while he “deeply appreciated” the gesture, he did not want to accept the honour because of “the colonial trauma inflicted on the children of Africa”.

Who has refused Queen’s Honours?

8 stars who turned down honours from the Queen, from David Bowie to George Harrison

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  • Paul Weller. Paul Weller. Picture: Getty.
  • John Cleese. John Cleese.
  • 5 and 6. Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.
  • John Lydon. John Lydon.
  • Alan Rickman. Alan Rickman.

Why was George Harrison not knighted?

According to correspondence unearthed after Harrison’s passing, he also declined to accept an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) — allegedly because he was insulted by the offer of a station lower than McCartney’s knighthood.

What happened to Nigella’s first husband?

Nigella Lawson’s first husband The cook’s first husband was journalist John Diamond, who she met in 1986 when they worked on The Sunday Times together. They married in Venice, Italy, in 1992, but tragically, John died of throat cancer in March 2001 when he was just 47.

Who was John diamonds first wife?

Nigella Lawson
John Diamond (10 May 1953 – 2 March 2001) was an English journalist and broadcaster….John Diamond (journalist)

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Spouse(s) Nigella Lawson ​ ( m. 1992)​
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