Few hours after David Cameron was caught on camera telling Queen Elizabeth that Nigeria and Afghanistan are fantastically rude, Queen Elizabeth herself was caught slipping.
At a garden party later that day, the Queen herself was filmed on camera making comments about the Chinese government.
She told a senior police officer that she had heard the Chinese had been very rude to Britain’s ambassador to China during President Xi’s state visit last year.
The damning clip shows the Queen being introduced to Metropolitan Police Commander Lucy D’Orsi. When the queen is told that was the senior police officer in charge of security, she said “Oh, bad luck.”
An official went on to tell the Queen that Commander D’Orsi had been “seriously, seriously undermined by the Chinese, but she managed to hold her own and remain in command”.
Commander D’Orsi told the Queen: “I was the Gold Commander so I’m not sure whether you knew, but it was quite a testing time for…”
“I did,” the Queen said.
Commander D’Orsi continued: “It was at the point they walked out of Lancaster House and told me that the trip was off, that I felt…”
The Queen said: “They were very rude to the ambassador.”
Commander D’Orsi replied: “They were… it was very rude and undiplomatic I thought.”
The Queen described it as “extraordinary”.