Stephen Fry made a comment about the prime ministers that woke up the public’s mouth at the platinum jubilee concert.
The comedian, author and television personality appeared on the BBC’s Platinum Party at the Palace stage to present Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
Earlier, he delivered a speech praising the queen for “tolerating prime ministers” during her 70 years on the throne.
“As a nation, we’ve been lucky, lucky, lucky above all others to have had our queen to represent us for 70 years of Trooping the Color, royal tours, Christmas Day at three in the afternoon, “Fry said.
He continued: “How many local sewer works has Our Majesty opened with a bright smile? How many plates have been discovered? How many trees planted, ribbons cut, boats thrown? How many prime ministers tolerated it, just because no admiration is high enough. “
His last comment on the “prime ministers” caused laughter and laughter among the crowd.
Stephen Fry appeared at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee concert
Elsewhere during the ceremony, comedian Lee Mack made an impromptu joke about Boris Johnson and the Partygate scandal while presenting DJ Jax Jones in front of the same Prime Minister.
Later in the ceremony, viewers noticed that George Ezra censored his own song lyrics about death during a performance of one of his hit songs.
The ceremony began in a moving way when the queen showed off her acting skills for a “beautiful” sketch in front of the CGI version of Paddington Bear with the voice of Ben Whishaw.
Keep up to date with all the live updates of the event as it occurred here.