By: Lois Abraham, The Canadian Press 18.05.12
TORONTO – Il Divo may have scored massive success in the music world, but they still managed to get star-struck during a recent meeting with the Queen.
The classical crossover quartet — which has sold some 25 million albums — had tea with the British monarch at Windsor Castle last week.
“That was brilliant,” Urs Buhler said with a laugh, adding that the group spent last weekend taking part in celebrations to mark the Queen’s diamond jubilee.
“Friday afternoon we had the extreme pleasure to be invited for afternoon tea at Windsor Castle, which was exceptional. Absolutely. It was just an experience to see the castle, to actually be allowed into the castle. Only the few rooms we’ve seen are opulent, unbelievable,” Buhler, 40, said during a recent stopover in Toronto en route to Windsor, Ont., for the group’s first concert of a North American tour.
“She’s sweet. It’s always very brief because she has to meet a lot of people, but (we still) get star-struck because you don’t meet someone like that every day. You just don’t. So that was fantastic,” added Buhler, a tenor from Switzerland.
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