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Tuesday, 27 February 2024
At her meeting with PM, the Queen describes Health Secretary as 'poor man'

BBC reported that the Queen referred to Health Secretary Matt Hancock as "poor man" at a meeting with Boris Johnson. 

She told the prime minister in a recorded video, "I've just been talking to your secretary of state for health, poor man. He came for Privy Council."

"He's full of...", she added. "Full of beans?", offered Mr Johnson.

According to BBC, their weekly meetings are usually private but cameras were invited in to record the start of the first face-to-face one since lockdown began.

In remarks caught on microphone, the Queen then told the prime minister that the health secretary "thinks things are getting better."

The PM usually meets the monarch on Wednesday at Buckingham Palace.

Their last in-person audience took place on 11 March, 2020. 


Source: BBC

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