THE Queen has called visiting Chinese officials “very rude” after she was caught on camera discussing their visit last year headed by President Xi Jinping.
During a conversation with a senior police officer at a Buckingham Palace garden party on Tuesday May 10, The Queen was caught discussing the Chinese official’s treatment of the British Ambassador to China.
President Xi was invited over last year as part of a Government policy to court Chinese investment. At the time Buckingham Palace said that the visit was “extremely successful.”
Metropolitan Police Commander Lucy D’Orsi, was introduced to the Queen as in charge of overseeing security during President Xi’s visit to the UK in October, to which the Queen replied with: “Oh, bad luck.”
When told that Chinese official visitors had threatened to cancel the visit, the Queen replied that: “They were very rude to the ambassador.”
Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary then revealed that the Chinese state visit had “got a bit stressful on both sides.”
This comes after the Prime Minister David Cameron was overheard saying Afghanistan and Nigeria are “fantastically corrupt.”
An official explained to the Queen that the Police Commander had been “seriously, seriously undermined by the Chinese, but she managed to hold her own and remain in command.”
In response to the claims, a spokesman from Buckingham Palace said: “We do not comment on the Queen’s private conversations.
“However, the Chinese State Visit was extremely successful and all parties worked closely to ensure it proceeded smoothly.”
Coverage of the incident has been censored in China, with the BBC World TV blanking a report on the conversation.
During their visit, President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan were presented with a state banquet at Buckingham Palace whilst being hosted by the Queen.