Sunday September 11, 2022

Former UK PM Theresa May recalls cheese incident with Queen at Balmoral

Former UK PM Theresa May recalls cheese incident with Queen at Balmoral

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Rlixa Report

The UK's former prime minister Theresa May recalled an incident involving cheese with the Queen at Balmoral Castle during her tribute in parliament after her death.

"We all mucked in to put the food and drink out on the table," May recounted.

"I picked up some cheese, put it on a plate and was transferring it to the table. The cheese fell on the floor. I had a split-second decision to make.

"I picked up the cheese, put it on the plate and put it on the table.

"I turned round to see that my every move had been watched very carefully by Her Majesty the Queen.

"I looked at her. She looked at me and she just smiled. And the cheese remained on the table."

On the other hand, British MPs take an oath of allegiance to Charles III in Parliament, after he was proclaimed king in a pomp-filled ceremony at which he pledged to emulate his late mother Queen Elizabeth II.

Boris Johnson recalled her 'innocent joy.'

"I can tell you as a direct eyewitness that she drove herself in her own car, with no detectives and no bodyguard, bouncing at alarming speed over the Scottish landscape," May's successor Boris Johnson told parliament.

He also recalled how she enjoyed the reaction to her famous stunt for the 2012 London Olympics, performed alongside James Bond star Daniel Craig.

"I remember her innocent joy more than 10 years ago after the opening ceremony of the London Olympics, when I told her that a leader of a friendly Middle Eastern country seemed actually to believe that she had jumped out of a helicopter in a pink dress and parachuted into the stadium," he said.

 

 

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