Eels received an official response from the Queen.
E from the band had invited the Monarch to attend the band’s show at the Royal Festival Hall last month, but she wasn’t able to and the band recruited a lookalike to fill the void. However, the frontman said:
“The Queen’s Lady In Waiting sent me a letter informing me that it would be ‘impossible’ for the Queen to attend our show at Royal Festival Hall,” he explained. “This is the fourth time we’ve played Royal Festival Hall, and I was determined to see a queen sitting in the royal box this time.