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I'll say sorry to Queen in person, says David Cameron after 'purring' comments over Scottish referendum

By Andrew Woodcock

David Cameron is to make an unprecedented apology in person to the Queen, after being caught privately describing her as “purring” in pleasure at the result of the Scottish referendum result.

A chastened prime minister admitted he was “very embarrassed” about the gaffe, which was picked up on a TV microphone as he chatted with billionaire media tycoon Michael Bloomberg in New York.

“Look, I'm very embarrassed by this,” the PM told reporters in New York.

“I'm extremely sorry about it.

“It was a private conversation, but clearly a private conversation that I shouldn't have had and won't have again.

“My office has already been in touch with the Palace to make that clear and I will do so as well.”

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