Top – Sir Michael Palin ‘will probably be only knighted Python’

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Michael Palin after receiving his knighthood

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Sir Michael Palin was honoured for providers to journey, tradition and geography

Michael Palin has predicted he would be the solely Monty Python member to grow to be a sir after being dubbed a knight by Prince William at Buckingham Palace.

“I am going to most likely be the one one,” he mentioned, including that fellow Python John Cleese had turned down the prospect.

It’s not recognized if Cleese rejected a knighthood, however he did refuse a CBE in 1996 and a peerage in 1999.

Sir Michael additionally mentioned he had managed to suppress a joke whereas chatting with the Duke of Cambridge on Wednesday.

“He talked about the place I used to be going subsequent, any elements of the world I actually needed to go that I hadn’t already,” revealed the broadcaster.

The 76-year-old mentioned he usually answered “Middlesbrough” when requested the query however on this event opted for Kazakhstan.

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The Duke of Cambridge knighed Michael Palin on Wednesday

Sir Michael did the truth is go to Middlesbrough, for the primary time, in 2015.

Talking after the investiture ceremony, the Pole to Pole presenter additionally spoke in regards to the BBC’s choice to scrap free TV licences for all over-75s.

He mentioned the BBC had finished “a reasonably unhealthy deal” in agreeing to tackle the price of free licences in 2015.

“I hoped someway that might someway go away and it hasn’t gone away,” he continued.

“I simply want it wasn’t on the expense of the individuals who now should fork out for his or her licence.”

Sir Michael was knighted within the New 12 months Honours for providers to journey, tradition and geography.

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