“Who are you?” – Prince Phillip asks Jeremy Hunt after “Tumbleweed” joke

Eveidently not everyone remembers Jeremy Hunt’s calamitous time in charge of DCMS. The Murdoch friendly former Culture Minister was asked “Who are you?” by Prince Philip at a recent event. The Telegraph reports:

“Meeting the monarch at a Buckingham Palace reception to thank those involved in the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the politician recalled her involvement in the opening ceremony skit with Bond star Daniel Craig. He then told her: “I read about a Japanese tourist who said afterwards how wonderful our Queen must be to take part in that as they would never get their emperor to jump out of the plane.”

There was a brief ‘tumbleweed’ moment as the Queen smiled and shrugged her shoulders politely as she turned and moved on. The still smiling minister was then approached by her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, who in typically blunt fashion, asked him “who are you?”. “

Well, at least he wasn’t “bell whanging” at the time…

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