Craig David discusses getting MBE from King Charles
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On the latest instalment of Sunday Brunch, hosts Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer welcomed guests Stacey Soloman, Matt Lucas, Chris Packham, Elis James, Paterson Joseph and Craig David to the show. During their talk with the 41-year-old singer, he detailed how King Charles was when he received an MBE from him last year.
In 2021 Craig David was given an MBE for his long-standing career in the music industry after he found fame back in 2000 with his debut album Born To Do It.
He received the honour at Windsor Castle from King Charles, who at the time was under the title Prince of Wales.
The same day that the 41-year-old was given an MBE, British racing driver Lewis Hamilton also was given a knighthood in recognition of his dazzling motorsport career.
Appearing on the latest episode of Sunday Brunch, the musician spoke to presenters Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer to touch on how the day went
After congratulating him, Tim asked: “What was the experience like getting your MBE?
Craig replied: “You know what, I got to meet Prince Charles at the time and now he’s King Charles. But, the best thing was to be in Windsor Castle with my mum.
“My mum was by my side and she was just- we were in Windsor Castle, the Queen was in residency at the time, she was just trying to soak it up.
“As a son, who has brought his mum to Windsor Castle to get an MBE, it was a beautiful experience.”
The singer then told Simon and Tim that the King remembered him from the past work he’s done with The Prince’s Trust.
He continued: “Prince Charles, as always, was really on form and made everyone feel seen,
“I’ve done quite a lot of stuff with The Prince’s Trust so we knew each other, but he remembered that!
“Lewis Hamilton was getting his knighthood that day, so it was just a beautiful occasion.”
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Although at the time Craig declined to speak to the media once the ceremony was over, he later tweeted a snap showing his appreciation.
Tweeting a photograph of an envelope addressed to “Craig David Esq, MBE”, he placed the letter between two family photographs.
He captioned it: “Hits differently when you receive the letter though.
“Thank you for all the love you’ve all been showing me for so many years! I appreciate and love you. I am very honoured.”
Elsewhere in the interview, the star touched on his new album 22 which is set to be released on October 13.
The Sunday Brunch host asked Craig if he felt nervous all those years ago when the first album was released.
He replied: “It was quite the opposite! It was like all of my childhood leading up to this moment, [the song] Rewind was starting to become what we’d call viral now.
“The next thing you know I have this album that’s taking me across the world and I’m going to Top of the Pops for the first time, being on the other side of a TV set, it was just a dream.”
Sunday Brunch continues next Sunday on Channel 4 from 9:30am.
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