‘I was so nervous I forgot Julio Baptista’s title!’: Thierry Henry pays tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II and divulges an endearing story of introducing her to his Arsenal crew at Buckingham Palace
- Thierry Henry paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II after her loss of life final week
- Henry spent a number of the greatest years of his profession in England with Arsenal
- And he launched the Queen to his Arsenal crew at Buckingham Palace in 2007
Having spent the golden years of his enjoying profession in London, Thierry Henry was effectively positioned to acknowledge the importance of Queen Elizabeth II’s loss of life final week.
The Frenchman paid tribute to her throughout his look on Tuesday’s CBS Champions League present and opened up when he launched Her Majesty to his Arsenal crew at Buckingham Palace.
Renowned for being suave and funky on and off the pitch, Henry admitted he was something however when within the presence of royalty.
Thierry Henry paid an emotional tribute to Queen Elizabeth II after her passing final week
In 2007, Henry launched the Queen to his Arsenal crew after they had been invited to Buckingham Palace for afternoon tea
“I had the chance to satisfy the Queen and I was nervous as hell,” Henry mentioned. I bear in mind pondering “I am about to play a recreation or one thing”.
‘When you might be at Buckingham Palace and you might be meeting the Queen – I checked out Julio Baptista and forgot his title! I was like “who’s that?”.
It was my obligation to introduce everybody (as Arsenal captain). When you might be nervous you need to return into your individual language? I do not assume that if I had spoken French it will have labored.
It could be very troublesome to speak about her previously tense. I am French, I am proud to be French… however I am a Londoner. I have a tendency to know what the royal household was, what she did signify and I have solely respect for her.
It was an important second, I was nervous as you noticed. Everyone continues to be mourning, it’s recent in everybody’s thoughts and I assume it is going to be for a very long time.’
Henry mentioned he was so nervous when meeting the Queen, he nearly began talking in French
The Arsenal facet had been invited for afternoon tea with the Queen in 2007, a 12 months after she was unable to open the membership’s Emirates stadium.
Last week, Arsenal traveled to Switzerland to face Zurich of their opening group recreation of this season’s Europa League marketing campaign and solely discovered the information of the Queen’s passing at half-time.
The resumption of the second half was delayed so that either side may pay their respects with a minute’s silence in reminiscence of Her Majesty.