Education Secretary Michael Gove suggested that a yacht should be built to replace the Royal yacht Britannia. This new yacht would cost an estimated £60million and so be an expensive project. He felt that it would be would be a great momento to commemorate the Queen's Jubilee. Details were revealed from a leaked memo to UK PM David Cameron.
As the storm broke loose it was all hastily denied. A number 10 Downing Street spokesman stated, if it was built at all, it would be paid for by private sector money, and not be taxpayer funded.. Yes, well, yes. We do belief in Santa Claus.
Apparently the new yacht has been on the agenda for months and ministers as well as senior royal were all campaigning for it. Mainly Prince Charles and Princess Anne, were all for it. Now there are two who could afford the private money themselves and would not even miss it. How about it?
Mr Gove sent another letter to the Prime Minister mentioning the Royal Yacht or something tangible to commemorate this momentous occasion. Well something tangible could be Aunty Emma's rowing boat.
He suggested that there also could be an approach to schools and children. They would receive a permanent reminder after some donation or buying a memento. Tom Watson, deputy chairman called Mr Gove out of touch. After all school budgets have been slashed and people are struggling to make ends meet.
But let's come back to the ministers and senior royals who are all for it. The ministers could give their salaries, no you can't put it on the expenses, and the senior royals would not miss a donation at all. It would very appropriate if the senior royals would put their donation together and have that new Royal Yacht built as a present to their mother, for this memorial commemorative occasion. After all they would all benefit from it. Now, that would be a bright idea!
It has been claimed that he and his band never took drugs. Frdedie was bisexual and ultimately contracted AIDS. He fought this terrible disease for two years but eventually succumbed to it. Freddie kept his illness a secret until the last minute when he knew that there was no hope left.
He died on 25 November 1991.
Freddie Mercury was a larger than life musician. He was the lead singer in the UK rock band Queen. He and his band had great success world wide and Queen record sales remain high all these years later.
Shortly before he died Freedie made an official announcement that he had AIDS but by then people had begun to wonder if he had the disease. He had lost weight and did not look to be his usual self.
A statement was issued that he died peacefully at his Kensington home. His home was massive having 28 rooms and was surrounded by a 12ft wall. He had bought it for £4million at the time. His parents Bommi and Jer Bulsara were with him when he died.
He was a great loss to the music world. He is still sorely missed. After his death his body was taken to the mortuary in a white, unmarked van. Twenty policemen, cars and vans stood by while the body of Freddie was transferred. His friends and members of his band were told straight away at midnight. Fans grieved with them.
This Friday, 25 November it will be the 20th anniversary of Freddie's death. So it is already 20 years since Freedie left this world but it still does not feel real when you watch one of his performances. RIP