Her Majesty the Queen usually keeps mum when it comes to politics, but one of her remarks is causing quite a stir at the moment.
She’s been caught on film saying that Chinese officials were “very rude” during last year’s state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Apparently, the officials were “extraordinary” in their rudeness to Britain’s Ambassador to China. And the Queen let this be known to Metropolitan Police Commander Lucy D’Orsi, who was overseeing security during President Xi’s visit last October, during a Buckingham Palace garden party on May 10, according to the BBC.
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Now we don’t think this’ll hurt Chinese relations with the U.K. too much (because, as we all know, the Queen has no real say in political matters). However, since this news comes hot on the heels of British PM David Cameron saying Afghanistan and Nigeria were “fantastically corrupt,” (*gasp*) it seems like everyone’s jumping on the we-hate-all-U.K.-“leaders”-train saying that this will “unravel” relations forever.
We however, think it’s totally OK for the Queen to channel her inner-Stephanie Tanner and call out anyone for being rude. It’s the honest thing to do, no?