Queen furious over Blair memoirs
The Queen is angry with Tony Blair as he has branded her snooty in his new autobiography, A Journey. His memoirs lifted the lid on life with the royals and Her Majesty is not impressed.Updated: Sep 04, 2010 19:17 IST
The Queen is angry with Tony Blair as he has branded her snooty in his new autobiography, A Journey.
His memoirs lifted the lid on life with the royals and Her Majesty is not impressed.
The ex-PM described the Queen as stuck-up and divulged details of their private conservations, including how she handled Princess Diana’s death. Palace insiders have accused Blair of betraying her trust.
He revealed how the Queen once hosted a barbecue at Balmoral Castle before clearing away the plates and then washing up.Mr Blair found the bash "a vivid combination of the intriguing, the surreal and the utterly freaky".
He told how Prince Philip rubbished Stoke-on-Trent as a “ghastly place” and how he mocked former Deputy PM John Prescott for the way he balanced a cuppa on his stomach.
One senior courtier said the royals had expressed their “profound sense of disappointment” that the former PM had blabbed in his book A Journey.
“It’s a fundamental principle that what goes on in meetings between the Prime Minister and the Queen should remain only known to them,” the Daily Star quoted the courtier as saying.