An essay written by Sir Paul McCartney as a 10-year-old has been found after lying undiscovered in Liverpool’s Central Library for more than 50 years. Years before the Beatles received their MBEs, he beat hundreds of other school children to win a prize for his 1953 essay marking the Queen’s coronation. In neat handwriting, he refers to “the lovely young Queen Elizabeth”. In 2013, the library will display the essay – found in a scrapbook – to mark the 60th anniversary of the coronation.
He declares that Britain’s “present day royalty rules with affection rather than force”.
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