Viral Queen Elizabeth Caught on Tape Calling Visiting Officials 'Very Rude'
Queen Elizabeth II was filmed saying Chinese officials were "very rude" when Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the U.K. last fall.
The British monarch made the remark to a senior police officer at a Buckingham Palace garden party on Tuesday.
Metropolitan Police Commander Lucy D’Orsi was introduced to the queen as "gold commander," in charge of security and emergency services during Xi’s visit.
"Oh, bad luck," the queen said.
D’Orsi admitted that it was "quite a testing time" for her.
She recalled how Chinese officials had walked out of a meeting with her and British Ambassador Barbara Woodward.
"They were very rude to the ambassador," the queen said, referring to the incident as "extraordinary."
D’Orsi agreed, calling it "very rude and very undiplomatic."
Watch the surprisingly unguarded conversation below.