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King Charles III’s love of classical music

Damian Thompson on King Charles III’s love of classical music

12 November 2022

9:00 AM

12 November 2022

9:00 AM

The musical tastes of King Charles III are more sophisticated than those of our late Queen. That’s not being rude: it’s just a fact. Her favourite musician appears to have been George Formby, whose chirpy songs she knew by heart. No doubt she relished their double entendres – but the hint of smut meant that, to her regret, she had to decline the presidency of the George Formby Society.

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