London, (ANI): Late King of Pop Michael Jackson's old friend Uri Geller has revealed that the superstar was desperate to meet the Queen to get knighted. Lifting the lid on the 'Thriller' star's private life in a new TV documentary, called 'My Friend Michael Jackson', aired on July 19, Geller also said that the star was also told off for sitting in the House of Commons during a private visit.
Jackson, who died at 50 last month, had even made a secret bid to play Peter Pan in London's West End. The duo used to be close pals for years and the star was Uri's best man at his wedding in 2001.
The TV show has featured Uri's videos showing the chart-topper on a spending spree in Harrods and taking a trip to Exeter Football Club. Uri has said that Michael Jackson was jealous when his movie producer pal Steven Spielberg, 62, received a UK knighthood.
“When Michael heard Steven got a knighthood, he wanted one too and he should have," the Daily Star quoted him as saying. Jackson also wanted a knighthood so he could meet the Queen. Uri added: “I once took him to the Houses of Parliament and he whispered: 'Is the Queen here?'"
During one of the trips to the Commons, Jackson sat down in one of the seats in the chamber and was told off.
The documentary also revealed how Jackson tried to play Peter Pan. Theatre director Sir Trevor Nunn, 69, who staged a musical version of Jackson's hero, said: “With eyes brimful with tears, Michael knelt down and asked: 'Could I play Peter Pan'?"
Uri also revealed that he warned his pal that he was killing himself with his drug addictions after being unable to wake him one day.