Sunday, May 29, 2016

Queen Elizabeth II unhappy with Chinese government, calls officials 'very rude'

Queen Elizabeth II unhappy with 

Chinese government, calls officials 

'very rude'


Queen Elizabeth II has sparked a diplomatic spat by saying Chinese officials were "very rude" during President Xi Jinping's 2015 state visit to Great Britain. The comment came during an event at Buckingham Palace this week when the British queen was introduced...

Queen Elizabeth II unhappy with Chinese government, calls officials 'very rude'
Queen Elizabeth II has sparked a diplomatic spat by saying Chinese officials were "very rude" during President Xi Jinping's 2015 state visit to Great Britain.
The comment came during an event at Buckingham Palace this week when the British queen was introduced to London police commander Lucy D'Orsi. When informed that D'Orsi handled security for the state visit, the Queen responded, "Oh, bad luck."
The 90-year-old queen, Great Britain's monarch since 1952, then said Chinese officials "were very rude to the ambassador," meaning Britain's ambassador to China.
This isn't the first time in recent years that the royal family had expressed its displeasure with the Chinese government, The Guardian points out. In 1997, after Britain turned over control of Hong Kong to China, Prince Charles wrote a memo in which he described China's communist bosses as a "group of appalling old waxworks."
Chinese state media has reportedly censored the BBC World News broadcast that mentions this week's row, stripping out the Queen's comments before broadcasting the segment in China. Watch video of the Queen's remarks below.