HomeCricketInside Queen Elizabeth’s unexpected friendship with Shane Warne

Inside Queen Elizabeth’s unexpected friendship with Shane Warne

Queen Elizabeth and the king of spin Shane Warne both boasted “royal” titles and on the surface, that’s where their similarities seemed to end.

However, the duo met several times throughout Her Majesty’s reign, including during a reception at Buckingham Palace in 1999 for that year’s cricket World Cup teams.

Mr Warne, who died in March aged 52, expressed his fondness for the monarch during the London 2012 Olympics, calling her opening ceremony skit the “highlight”.

The cricket legend was honoured after his passing and was made an Official of the Order of Australia on the Queen’s birthday in June.

Brooke Warne paid tribute to the Queen following her death.Source: Supplied

“For distinguished service to cricket as a player, role model and commentator, to the community through charitable initiatives, and for philanthropic contributions,” the award stated.

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