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Johnson’s apology to the Queen marks a new low for a prime minister

Analysis: from Winston Churchill to Theresa May, it would be hard to think of a more humbling and cringeworthy moment

After 70 years on the throne, every aspect of the relationship between the monarch and her prime ministers must surely have become deeply, even sometimes wearyingly, familiar to Elizabeth II. Fourteen very different men and women have held the country’s highest political office since 1952 – 10 Conservatives and four Labour. Ideologically, they cover a wide spectrum of views.

Yet they have all been united by one thing: the intense care they have taken never to embarrass the Queen in the slightest way.

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