Garbage’s Shirley Manson has paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, recalling the impact a coronal photo book had on her as a child.
The Queen died yesterday (September 8) at her Balmoral estate in Scotland aged 96. He was a monarch for 70 years.
In a post shared on Garbage’s Instagram page, Manson recalled the first time she saw footage of the coronation, which took place in 1953. “My parents insisted that I go to Sunday school as a child,” she wrote.
“One day, together with my favorite naughty girl – Miss Elfrieda Harrison – doing good, no good, we found a book of wonderful and glorious photographs that had been forgotten and left in an old room stores at the back of the church. there was a wonderful collection of photographs of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II”.
The musician explained that she was never interested in “fairytale princesses”, costumes or dolls when she was a child. “However, when I went through the photos in this book I was mesmerized,” she said. “This was the first time I felt an aura of immense power and glamor emanating from a woman other than my own mother.”
Manson continued: “Growing up in the early 70s, it was still very difficult for women to receive the same social respect that was automatically given to men. In the church I attended, for example, I was treated ‘father something like respect for everyone. , although my mother, together with the rest of the women present, had to prepare the tea and coffee after the church, the cake and the biscuits serving, serving the tea and coffee, and of course, doing all the cleaning afterwards”.
Instead, she wrote, she was “baffled by the fact that my mother’s goddess was always in the kitchen with an apron tied around her waist, flushed her sweet little face and a little sweaty from the steam rising from the sink.”
“I tore a picture of the Queen out of that book I got at Sunday School and put it in the pocket of my best coat on Sunday. I often went back into the storeroom to look at that book and I never forgot the inequalities my own mother suffered.
“As I have said many times, I am not a fan of the monarchy, but I have never tired of the Queen,” he said. “I think because I have all my emotions mixed up.”
The Garbage frontwoman joins a host of showbiz figures paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, including Mick Jagger, Ozzy Osbourne and Paul McCartney, among others.
An interview from 2021 also emerged in which Paul McCartney recalled meeting the Queen for the first time at the age of 10, while Elton John and Harry Styles paid tribute to the monarch during their concerts last night in Toronto and New York. York, respectively.