Boris Johnson’s relationship with Prince Charles reportedly soured when the “distracted” PM arrived in a “shambolic state” to visit the king in the Scottish Highlands
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Boris Johnson’s perceived animosity towards Prince Charles first surfaced when he struggled to find an appropriate tribute to the future king in a eulogy, it has been claimed.
The Prime Minister was asked by the BBC to film an interview in the event of the heir apparent’s sudden death two years ago.
He was also asked by the broadcaster to say a few words about the Princess Royal.
But while Mr Johnson was reportedly smitten with Princess Anne, he’s struggled to say anything positive about the Prince of Wales, it is claimed.
It comes after Charles reportedly branded the government’s plans to send migrants to Rwanda as “appalling”.
The times Charles is reportedly particularly frustrated with Mr Johnson’s asylum policy as he is poised to represent his mother, the Queen, at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting later this month.
Prior to the BBC engagement, the Prime Minister reportedly told aides before the interview that he “didn’t like” Charles – and made a series of jokes rather than pay a personal tribute, sources say.
Toasting at his Duchy Organic biscuits, he joked that Charles was the “king of biscuits” and said he feared he would “take the recipe to his grave”.
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The times suggest courtiers feel Mr Johnson has shown “disrespectful” behavior towards him.
His relationship with Charles is said to have changed after he arrived in a “shambolic state” on a visit to see the king at his home in the Scottish Highlands.
Mr Johnson is said to have been “distracted” and “clearly not focused” during their meeting.
Speaking on the Rwanda series, the Prime Minister told LBC radio: “I think it’s the government’s job to stop people from breaking the law and to support people who are doing the right thing. This is what we do.”
A source reportedly overheard Charles, 73, expressing his frustration at politics, telling the newspaper: “He said he was beyond disappointed with politics.
“He said he found the government’s entire approach appalling. It was clear he was not impressed with the direction the government was taking.”
Mr Johnson’s official spokesman said: “The Prime Minister has nothing but respect and admiration for the Prince of Wales, who has spoken out on a range of issues, not least the environment.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/boris-johnson-struggled-say-anything-27233189 Boris Johnson struggled to say anything positive about Prince Charles in his eulogy