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maggiebee | 18:33 Tue 10th Nov 2020 | News
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Celebrity Sean Connery's Ashes to Be Scattered in His Beloved Scotland: 'That Was His Final Wish,' Says Widow

Sean Connery is making one last trip to the beloved land of his birth.

“We are going to bring Sean back to Scotland – that was his final wish,” Connery’s widow, Micheline Roquebrune, told the Scottish Mail on Sunday about the Bond legend, who passed away on Oct.31 at his home in the Bahamas. He was aged 90.

“He wanted his ashes to be scattered in the Bahamas and also in his homeland," she continued, adding that his family would like this to happen just as soon as the coronavirus restrictions allow.

“Whenever it is possible and safe to travel again, then it is the family’s intention to return to Scotland with him,”

I was happy to hear that he hadn't forgotten his homeland.


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Wednesday, 5 July, 2000, 12:21 GMT 13:21 UK
Sir Sean's pride at knighthood
Sir Sean Connery and his wife Micheline after receiving his knighthood
Waving to the crowd after receiving his knighthood
Sean Connery has described the ceremony at which he was knighted by the Queen in Edinburgh as "one of the proudest days of my life".
Connery, made famous as 007 master spy James Bond, was honoured for services to film drama at an investitute he specifically requested take place in his home city.

He wore Highland dress and was accompanied by his wife Micheline and brother Neil at the ceremony in the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

I think it's a great honour for Scotland. There's only one day of the Honours system up here

Sir Sean Connery
He knelt while the Queen touched his shoulders lightly with a sword. Then, he rose and bowed as the Queen placed a small red sash bearing his medal around his neck.

The Queen, in a blue dress, shook hands with Sir Sean and they chatted for several moments before he took his seat while the ceremony continued.

Overseas home

Later, he said the Queen had asked how often he came to Scotland and said he had not been nervous about their meeting.

"I think it's a great honour for Scotland. There's only one day of the Honours system up here," he said.

"It's one of the proudest days of my life."

Signing an autograph before the ceremony
Signing an autograph before the ceremony
Sir Sean, who lives in Marbella with his second wife Micheline, was then asked if he would be coming back to Scotland. He grinned and replied: "I haven't gone yet."

Connery's support for the Scottish National Party and an independent Scotland, is reported to have resulted in him being denied a knighthood in the 1997 and 1998 honours lists. The 69-year-old actor donates £4,800 a month to party coffers.

The then Scottish Secretary Donald Dewar was said to have vetoed Connery's knighthood in December 1997.

'Smack' controversy

At the time, the veteran actor said he was "deeply disappointed but strangely not angry or greatly surprised".

There was further controversy when it was reported that Connery had said at the beginning of his career that it was "okay to smack a woman".

Not "whined" then.
No. Probably Lishped.
bhg481 - // No, he didn't forget his homeland; he just forgot to pay tax there. //

Call me old-fashioned, but I believe you owe your taxes to the country where you live, that supports you, and whose facilities you enjoy, and therefore are responsible to pay a portion for.

If you found out that your friendly neighbourhood car dealership owner Mr Mahmood was swerving his considerable tax liabilities in this country, but was delighted to send a six-figure annual donation to the government of Pakistan, would you be OK with that?

Clearly you wouldn't, and nor should you.

Mr Mahmood should be paying his income tax to the UK government because he drives on the roads it provides, enjoys the protection of its police force, and so on and so on.

Sir Sean merely did the same thing - paid taxes to his country of domicile - nothing to do with 'forgetting' to pay tax he didn't owe in the first place.
Retrocop at 16:14, haha! Very Good. :o)
fine actor he may have been but his performances were a little one dimensional - a sean connery character was invariably played as "man frae Edinburgh".....
A-H, the point is that he loved Scotland so much he chose to live somewhere else.
Who in their right mind would want to live in Scotland when you can afford The Bahamas ?
bhg481 - // A-H, the point is that he loved Scotland so much he chose to live somewhere else. //

The point I have tried to make, is that the two are mutually exclusive.

I love trifle, but i don't want it morning noon and night.

Loving something, or more pertinently, somewhere, does not give you a moral obligation to live there and never live anywhere else.

I see no issue with anyone living in another country and still holding a deep and abiding affection for their homeland, and I believe that particularly applies to Scots who have a general disposition to loving their country deeply.

It's only an issue for Sir Sean because he not only live elsewhere, he made his living and career elsewhere, and both were considerable successful and that is where, as I have also pointed out, the politics of envy comes in.

Anyone seen Lewis Hamilton yet?

Oh, and don't bother about Sir Cliff Richard, he gets a swerve on this one.

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