Two Australian news presenters, unable to identify British Prime Minister Liz Truss as she arrived at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on Monday, wondered if she was a “little royal” members” or local dignitaries.
“Who is this?” Channel Nine host Tracey Grimshaw asked as Truss and her husband were escorted out of a black SUV by a convoy outside Westminster Abbey.
“No, it’s hard to identify, maybe underage royals, … I can’t identify them right now,” replied co-host Peter Overton.
“Unfortunately, we couldn’t find everyone,” Grimshaw said. “They look like they might be local dignitaries; it’s hard to see. Our main focus is the back of their heads.”
“I think, as they say, we’ve now reached the end…” Overton finished, then quickly added: “I’ve just been told that the new Prime Minister, Liz Truss, is in our Can be seen jumping out of that car.”
Truss has only been in charge for a few weeks after winning the Conservative leadership race following Boris Johnson’s resignation.
The Queen was sworn in on September 6, just two days before her death.