The Queen has become frustrated with British Prime Minister Theresa May and her closely guarded strategy for Britain’s departure from the European Union.
In an exclusive piece by The Times, Her Majesty was said to be “disappointed” after Mrs May declined to share the government’s Brexit strategy with her during a visit to Balmoral.
The Prime Minister stayed at Balmoral for a couple of days earlier in the year, and it was here where it was said that she disappointed the royals.
According to The Times, The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were looking forward to the new Prime Minister visiting Balmoral. It has become something of a tradition for the incumbent PM to visit Her Majesty’s Scottish estate once a year where they an talk in an informal setting.
Mrs May and her government have been the subject of controversy and scrutiny since her administration came into power back in July. So far, she has not revealed any of her strategy for leaving the European Union, despite fierce opposition from all sides of the political spectrum.
The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in a referendum held in June by a 2% majority. The result of the referendum led to the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron, and Theresa May was coronated to the role a few weeks later.
Late on Thursday evening, Buckingham Palace reacted to the story calling it an “anonymously sourced conjecture.”
This is not the only instance of Her Majesty and Mrs May having an uncertain relationship. In November, Royal Central reported that Mrs May is planning to axe royal charters from the UK’s research councils, which generates £3billion per year into university laboratory funding.
A royal charter is independent from the government and gives scientists the freedom to carry out research of their choice. However, if the charter is removed from the independence of the Crown, there are fears that there will be political interference.
This is likely to anger The Queen when the issue will be raised at one of her weekly audiences with the Prime Minister.