George Michael was delighted that Prince George bore his identify.
The late music legend, who died on the age of 53 in December 2016, was nonetheless alive when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge revealed the nickname that they had chosen for his or her first youngster and future king, who was born in July 2013. the moon that they have been each Georges, that he jumped on the couch and screamed.
Hitmaker “Final Christmas” from Wham! backing vocalist Shirley Holliman of Pepsi and well-known Shirley mentioned OK! Journal: “I used to be with George when Prince William and Kate Middleton named their son George.
“We had information and George simply stood on the sofa and began applauding.
“He was so glad that he shared the identical identify.”
Shirley went to high school with 60-year-old George and remembers that he was a pc scientist with glasses, the exact opposite of herself.
She recalled: “I bear in mind George so clearly.
“He carried his violin case round and wore glasses – he was actually a geek.
“I did not actually work together with him as a result of I used to be hip and punk.”
Shirley and Helen “Pepsi” DeMack have been backing vocalists for George within the 80s, and in 1985 shaped the duo Pepsi and Shirley.
Shirley was the primary individual George got here out as homosexual.
She recalled: “We have been in Ibiza filming Membership Tropicana on the Pikes Resort and strolling down the highway.
“He was carrying little white shorts and a little bit T-shirt and he was like, ‘I actually need to inform you one thing.’
“I used to be so apprehensive as a result of he grew to become utterly severe and mentioned: “It is due to my sexuality – I am homosexual. I believe I favor myself.”
“It didn’t trouble me, but it surely was essential to him. Generally I really feel responsible for not taking it extra critically.”