Graham Norton says ‘beautiful’ response to Queen’s death is ‘not rational but sincere’


Graham Norton has reflected on the public’s reaction to the Queen’s death.

Thousands of members of the public line up to pay tribute to the late monarch as she lies in state in Westminster Hall ahead of the state funeral on Monday, September 19.

At some points, the line to Westminster Hall in the House of Parliament stretched five miles through London.

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A recent YouGov survey of more than 3,200 British adults found that around 44 per cent of people have shed tears or welled up in the wake of the Queen’s death.

In a new interview in The Sunday Times culture Norton magazine — an Irishman who has lived in Britain for nearly four decades — shared how he found the past week of national mourning humble.

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“It’s wonderful to see how people react,” he said. “It’s not rational. But it is real.”

Earlier this year, the presenter, 59, married his partner (presumably filmmaker Jonothan McLeod) at Bantry House in West Cork, Ireland, near where Norton grew up.

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Norton hosted The Graham Norton Show for the TNZT since 2007. He also records a program for Virgin Radio – on which he recently interviewed JK Rowling.

Norton’s new novel Home forever will be released in September.


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