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Cameron red-faced over Queen ‘purring’ remark

The Queen 'purred' upon hearing the Scottish independence referendum, Cameron was overheard during a conversation as saying

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British Prime Minister David Cameron is set to apologize to the Queen in person after he was caught on camera saying the Queen “purred” upon hearing the Scottish independence referendum result.

Cameron was overheard during a conversation with ex-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg making the remark, the BBC reported.

“She purred down the line,” he said. “I've never heard someone so happy [at the result].”

The prime minster said he was “very embarrassed” and “extremely sorry” for letting slip the queen’s purported reaction over the Scottish referendum results.

“Look, I’m very embarrassed by this. I’m extremely sorry about it,” Cameron said, according to the Daily Mail.

During a U.N. meeting on Wednesday in New York, the prime minister said he will apologize for breaching “the long-established protocol that content of conversations between the Queen and prime ministers is never discussed.”

Buckingham Palace declined to comment on the incident.