British Prime Minister David Cameron will apologize in person to Queen Elizabeth for saying that she “purred” of pleasure, as cats do when he reported her on the outcome of the referendum in Scotland.
Cameron made this revelation to the former mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, in a talk that was captured by the microphones and cameras of the press.
“The definition of relief, if you are prime minister of the United Kingdom, is ringing up Her Majesty the Queen and saying ‘Your Majesty, it is all right, it’s O.K.’ That was something. She purred down the line.” Cameron said in that conversation.
The Prime Minister later told reporters in New York, where he is attending the UN General Assembly, that he was “very embarrassed” and that he regret of what happened, according to media reports this Thursday.
Cameron plans to apologize in the next of his regular meetings with the monarch, 88.