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Paul McCartney’s boots from London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony up for auction

The auction is raising money for the star's Meat Free Mondays campaign on its 15th anniversary.

By Will Richards

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Paul McCartney at the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony (Picture: MPL Communications)

The boots worn by Paul McCartney on stage at the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony are going up for auction.

The Beatles star also wore the boots on his ‘On The Run’ tour dates and at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations at Buckingham Palace.

They will be auctioned at Sotheby’s from May 24-31 as part of their Modern British series as part of Sotheby’s Sealed.

The money raised will go towards McCartney’s Meat Free Mondays campaign, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year.

The star said: “As it was time for me to get myself a new pair of boots, I thought this might be a good way to help our Meat Free Monday campaign celebrate its 15th anniversary. Me and my boots have great memories of that special evening at the Olympic opening ceremony in London. It was a high to be involved with such an awesome and spectacular event.  Something I’ll remember forever.”

Elsewhere, James McCartney and Sean Ono Lennon, the sons of Paul McCartney and John Lennon, have written a new song called ‘Primrose Hill’.

The release comes after rumours emerged last year about a possible supergroup formed of the original Beatles’ children. It began when Zak Starkey, son of Ringo Starr, shared a photo of himself and Sean Ono Lennon on Instagram. Despite the meeting, he was quick to shut down fan speculation that a new group could be on the way.