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George Harrison refused an OBE

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Last post 23/09/2018

Posted by Nancy R

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      I just read about this. My question is, how does anyone know for sure what his reason was (other than Olivia, Dhani, and close friends)? He wasn't the jealous type, so to say it was bc Paul was offered a knighthood at the same time doesn't ring true.

      Thoughts?

      George Harrison and Order of the British Empire (OBE)

       

        Paul had already received his knighthood in 1997, then in 2000 they want to give George an OBE? I agree with the journalist’s view that George was insulted. 

          Paul had already received his knighthood in 1997, then in 2000 they want to give George an OBE? I agree with the journalist’s view that George was insulted.

          +1

          I would have been a bit hacked off, too. 

             

            In 2000, George was battling cancer and also recovering from 40 stab wounds he received from an intruder to his home.   According to wikipedia, he was first diagnosed with cancer in 1997, but after a year or so of chemo & radiation was told it went into remission, but it returned. 

            I feel the main reason he didn't accept was due to health reasons. 

            Also, in my opinion, I think he was on a spiritual path where he felt those kind of awards just didn't matter much to him, and he didn't feel the same sentimentality to the crown that Paul has always had.  Don't think his non-acceptance was because he was jealous of Paul, or angry that he wasn't recognized in the same way. 

             

              LadyLeslie wrote:

               

              In 2000, George was battling cancer and also recovering from 40 stab wounds he received from an intruder to his home.   According to wikipedia, he was first diagnosed with cancer in 1997, but after a year or so of chemo & radiation was told it went into remission, but it returned. 

              I feel the main reason he didn't accept was due to health reasons. 

              Also, in my opinion, I think he was on a spiritual path where he felt those kind of awards just didn't matter much to him, and he didn't feel the same sentimentality to the crown that Paul has always had.  Don't think his non-acceptance was because he was jealous of Paul, or angry that he wasn't recognized in the same way. 

               

              You’re probably right Leslie.