The Queen is set to get an apology from David Cameron after the PM reportedly said she “purred” at the Scottish referendum results.
How did this happen? Earlier this month, Sky News microphones picked up a conversation the PM was having with New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg.
Cameron was reportedly heard saying: “The definition of relief is being the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and ringing the Queen and saying ‘It’s alright, it’s okay’. That was something. She purred down the line.”
This is particularly embarrassing for the Queen who didn’t publically comment on the Scottish referendum.
Sky News reports that Downing Street has already contacted Buckingham Palace to apologise over the PM’s remarks. He will say sorry in person he next meets the Queen next.
When asked if he regrets his comments and would apologise, the PM told reporters: “Yes and yes.”
And he added: “Look, I’m very embarrassed by this. I’m extremely sorry about it.
“It was a private conversation, but clearly a private conversation that I shouldn’t have had and won’t have again.
“My office has already been in touch with the Palace to make that clear and I will do so as well.”