Britain's Cameron overheard saying Queen 'purred' at Scottish 'No' vote

September 23, 2014 6:13 PM

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Britain's Cameron overheard saying Queen 'purred' at Scottish 'No' vote

MANCHESTER England (Reuters) - Britain's monarch is famously above politics, but Prime Minister David Cameron was overheard on Tuesday saying Queen Elizabeth had "purred" with happiness when he phoned her to inform her Scotland had voted to reject independence.

In New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly, TV crews accidentally picked up remarks Cameron made to Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of the city, which are likely to embarrass Queen Elizabeth and the British leader.

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