Cesc Fabregas shocked the Queen ‘knew he who was’ on Buckingham Palace visit

Cesc Fabregas paid tribute to the Queen after her death, but when he first met Her Majesty he was shocked to find out that she knew who he was.

The Spaniard had been at the Gunners for four years when he, along with manager Arsene Wenger and the rest of the Arsenal team, were invited to Buckingham Palace to meet the monarch in 2007.

The meeting came about when The Queen was supposed to open the Emirates stadium back in 2006 but was forced to cancel with a back injury meaning Prince Philip stepped in and took her place. To apologise, Queen Elizabeth II invited the team round for some tea and biscuits.

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A fresh-faced Fabregas who was just 19 at the time revealed on Spanish radio after that he was shocked when the Queen made an admission, as well as knowing who the teen was.

He said: "It seems the Queen follows football and she told us she was an Arsenal fan. She appeared to definitely know who I was and we exchanged a few special words."

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Since the news on Thursday that the Queen had died at her Balmoral estate in Scotland, tributes have poured in, with the former Barcelona and Chelsea midfielder paying tribute.

He tweeted: "RIP Queen Elizabeth." Followed by a heart emoji and a praying emoji.



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