The Queen’s heartwarming way of keeping her memories close – ‘Wherever she goes’

QUEEN ELIZABETH II is a keen photographer and takes her photo albums with her whenever she travels, a royal source has revealed.

The Queen has been spotted throughout the years snapping pictures with her old-fashioned camera. The monarch also obsessively preserves her photos and memories in well-kept albums, which she takes with her whenever she travels, according to a source. 

The royal insider told The Sun’s Fabulous Digital: “Her monogrammed leather navy albums of the pictures she has taken of her travels and her family and pets travel with her wherever she goes.

“They are packed up by her senior page, Paul Whybrew, and taken to all her homes, even to Balmoral, where she goes over summer.”

The Queen does not bring her albums while travelling abroad on royal duty, however.

The source continued: “The only time when they are not accessible to her is when she goes on a State visit to a foreign country.” 

The Queen, who aged 93, still carries out several official engagements every year, only stopped travelling abroad in 2015.

The last country she visited as part of an official tour was Malta, the country where she lived with Prince Philip for two years as newlyweds.

While the Queen was often spotted with a camera even on official tours.

The monarch famously filmed part of her coronation world tour in 1953.

Three decades later, in 1982, the Queen was spotted taking photographs with her gold Rollei camera while touring the South Pacific.

The Queen isn’t the only member of the Royal Family to love photography.

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, is also a keen photographer and, just like the monarch, loves to use a Leica camera, the source added.

Over the years, the Duchess has taken some sweet portraits of her children published by Kensington Palace to mark their birthdays, together with photographs of her travels.

In 2017, Kate was honoured by the Royal Photography Society (RPS) with a lifetime honorary membership for her baby pictures. 

Chief executive Michael Pritchard praised the Duchess for her photographic “talent and enthusiasm”.

He said: “She is latest in a long line of royal photographers and the society is pleased to recognise her talent.”

Speaking about Kate’s love for photography, a Kensington Palace spokesperson said: “The Duchess has a longstanding interest in photography, and this patronage will further highlight the beneficial impact that art and creativity can have on emotional wellbeing, particularly for children and young people.” 

The RPS was founded in 1853 and supported at the time by the patronage of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

Among the pictures taken by Kate, there are the three portraits of Prince George shared in July to mark his six birthday.

One of the snaps portrayed the little Cambridge smiling and wearing the England jersey, with the three lions proudly displayed on his chest.      

Labour’s anti-Semitism crisis brutally attacked by Farage on BBC QT ‘Smell the coffee!’

LABOUR accused Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party of “racism” in the 2017 referendum referring to his “Breaking-Point” advert, to which he quickly responded by highlighting Labour’s own track record on anti-semitism saying “wake up and smell the coffee”.

On BBC’s Question Time Labour’s Angela Rayner said: “You were trying to dog whistle racism and you are a disgrace. Stop peddling hate in our country.” Mr Farage responded and said: “The Labour party are saying that other parties have a racism problem.

“Well, you want to wake up and smell the coffee.

“You’ve got an anti-semitism problem.

“You’re being investigated for it.

“You have not dealt with any of it.

“You have lowered British politics because your leader has tolerated anti-semitism.”

Mr Farage dismissed claims of racism and xenophobia when he launched the “Breaking-Point” Ukip campaign advert just a week before the EU referendum.

He unveiled the poster outside the EU’s offices in Westminster, with an image of migrants entering Europe emblazoned with the slogan “Breaking Point” and the message “The EU has failed us”.

The poster was met with anger by Remain campaigners, with Labour MP Tristam Hunt claiming he was “absolutely appalled” by the “divisive, hate-filled” advert.

The former shadow education secretary said leading Brexit campaigners such as Boris Johnson and Michael Gove should “be ashamed to be on the same platform” as Mr Farage.

But Mr Farage hit back at claims voters could view the poster as racist.

Speaking in front of the advert in 2017 the Ukip leader said: “This is a photograph, an accurate undoctored photograph taken on October 15 last year following German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s call in the summer.

“If you believe, as I’ve always believed, that we should open our hearts to genuine refugees that’s one thing.

“But frankly, as you can see from this picture, most of the people coming are young males.

“They may be coming from countries that are not in a very happy state, they may be coming from places that are poorer than us but the EU has made a fundamental error that risks the security of everybody.”

During his appearance last week on BBC’s Andrew Neil interview the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn failed to apologise to the British Jewish community as the host asked if he would like the opportunity to say sorry for the handling of antisemitism in the Labour Party.

Mr Corbyn failed to apologise to the British Jewish community during an interview with BBC’s Andrew Neil ahead of the December 12 general election.

The topic was brought up as the Chief Rabbi warned people against voting for the Labour Party and said that “the overwhelming majority of British Jews are gripped by anxiety”.

Host Mr Neil said: “Wouldn’t you like to take this opportunity tonight to apologise to the British Jewish community for what’s happened?”

Speaking to BBC host Andrew Neil on BBC One, Mr Corbyn said: “What I’ll say is this: I am determined that our society will be safe for people of all faiths.

“I don’t want anyone to be feeling insecure in our society and our government will protect every community.”

Mr Neil interjected: “So no apology?”

As Mr Corbyn continued his comment, Mr Neil said again: “So no apology for how you’ve handled this?”

“I’ll try one more time.”

Mr Corbyn said: “No hang on a minute, Andrew. Can I explain what we’re trying to do?”

The host said: “You have and you’ve been given plenty of time to do it.

“I asked you if you wanted to apologise and you haven’t.”

UK Weather forecast: Mammoth 70mph gales to sweep battered Britain in bitter icy chill

MAMMOTH winds are set to blast Britain – forecasters predicting 70mph gales to envelope the country in an icy chill.

Forecasters have squashed any hopes that the recent dry and sunny spell would last long, with their predicting 70mph gales nearing Britain’s shores. Large parts of the country will fall victim to the mammoth winds, with travel chaos and hazardous conditions expected to be widespread.

The latest icy blast will sweep in from the west, lingering through Tuesday overnight into Wednesday.

Scotland will once again be the brunt of the bad weather.

The wind will welcome around 40mm of rain, touching on the border with England but mainly affecting Scotland.

Talking to the Mirror Online, Liam Miall of the Met Office warned of the extreme conditions to come.

He said: “Tuesday is going to be wet and windy for large swathes of the country. We have got a couple of weather warnings in place, for rain and wind.

“There is likely to be travel disruption because of this.

“The winds will be the strongest at coastal and hilly areas, particularly in west Scotland and the west Highlands specifically.

“They’ll be gusts of 50-60mph inland and 70mph at the coast. It is going to be especially strong at the coast through the Irish Sea.”

Temperatures will reach unseasonably warm highs in Manchester and Edinburgh, however, the mercury here rising to around 11C (51F).

However, with the winds slowly making their way down through Scotland and into northern England, it will feel considerably colder.

The chances of delays on the road is likely, with exposed routes and bridges expected to close.

Power outages are probable, along with the termination and suspension of other services.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning in two parts for the UK that has largely crossed paths.

One warning is for rain mainly in Scotland and the border, while a yellow weather warning for rain has been issued for north Wales, much of the north of England, and as far south as Staffordshire and Shropshire.

Mr Miall added: “They’ll be heavy rain in the same areas.

“Scotland will see the heaviest rainfall, up to 60mm in the mountains.

“The average rainfall for December in western Scotland is around 190mm so it will be very wet on Tuesday, but typically Scotland is wet in December.

“On Wednesday, it’ll still be windy but they’ll be more sunshine in some parts.

“Heavy showers on Wednesday will fall as hail and be thundery at times.”

Tuesday’s relatively mild temperatures will take a turn on Wednesday, dropping significantly below 10C (50F).

John Hammond, a former BBC weather presenter who runs the weather blog, Weather Trending, warned the rest of the month looks unpredictable, with sharp changes in the weather at the last minute likely.

Writing on his blog, he said: “The strong wind is particularly noticeable.

“It will blow cold more than hot. We are going to see wet weather at times -this wind will bring some showers in from the west.

“They’ll be frequent blustery showers on Wednesday.”

The Met Office recently dismissed claims that the christmas period in the UK would see snow, much to the disappointed of those who have cited several long rage forecasts predicting the coldest winter in 100 years.

Labour feud: How Jeremy Corbyn hit out at ‘out of sync’ Ed Miliband

JEREMY CORBYN attacked Ed Miliband and accused him of being “out of sync”, in a 2011 tweet unearthed by Express.co.uk.

Last month, Jeremy Corbyn presented a united front with his predecessor, Ed Miliband, the MP for Doncaster North. The two left-wingers were pictured together in Yorkshire, interacting with locals, listening to flood victims and even hugging a distraught woman. Yorkshire, perhaps more than any other English region, is a feast of marginal seats.

The Don Valley constituency, where much of the flooding occurred last month, was won narrowly by Labour, but the Conservatives increased their share of the vote by a very significant 16 percent in 2017.

In some constituencies, there were only a couple of hundred votes in it.

Yorkshire is also the largest county in the UK, with a population the same size as Scotland’s and two-thirds the size of London’s.

It really could be where the election is won– and the amount of time both leaders have spent here in the past few months suggests they know that, too.

The two left-wingers did not used to be so amicable in the past, though.

In September 2011, journalist Seuman Milne, who now works as Mr Corbyn’s strategy and communications director, wrote a piece criticising Mr Miliband’s conference speech.

Responding to the article on Twitter, Mr Corbyn attacked his leader, writing: “Ed Miliband really out of sync on welfare and trade unions.

“No commitments on reversing social spending cuts and supports Afghan war.”

It was not the only tweet Mr Corbyn wrote about his leader, though.

Only a couple of months after, Mr Corbyn criticised Mr Miliband’s decision to abolish Shadow Cabinet elections.

He wrote: “Sad Ed Milliband wants to deny elections to Shadow Cabinet!

“Too much patronage in Parliament already.

“Viva democracy. By the way, how about Labour Party members?”

Until 2011, it had been the tradition for the Labour Party to hold elections to the Shadow Cabinet while in opposition.

Cabinet members would be elected by the MPs within the Parliamentary Labour Party, usually at the beginning of a Parliamentary session.

Despite the criticism of his predecessor, Mr Corbyn did not reintroduce them once he became leader in 2015.

Election 2019: What if you haven’t got a polling card? Who can vote in UK elections?

ELECTION 2019 voting will commence in two days, as the Conservatives and Labour clash in their second election in as many years with hopes to break the Brexit deadlock. What can you do if you don’t have a polling card, and who is eligible to vote?

Election 2019 voting starts on December 12, with two days to go until the country elects its next Prime Minister. Millions of people are expected to cast their ballot on Thursday, but not everyone in the country is eligible to vote.

Can you vote without a polling card?

The 2019 election was announced this year on October 27 and saw millions of people very quickly sign up to vote.

Those who successfully registered before the deadline (this year November 26) will have since received a polling card.

The polling card displays where and when people can vote in the election this year, directing them to their nearest polling station.

Some people may have lost or not received their polling card, but as long as they have registered, they can still vote.

People on the electoral register can provide their name to their local polling station on election day to get a voting slip.

Those who didn’t receive a card and need to find out where their nearest polling station is can do so by contacting their local authority election office.

Polling stations are open on December 12 for 13 hours, from 7am to 10pm.

Who is eligible to vote in the UK elections?

Voter eligibility varies depending on the election, as rules change with each type of vote.

For the 2019 general election, people need to:

– Register to vote

– Be 18 or over on election day

– Be British, Irish or qualify as a Commonwealth citizen

– Live at a UK address, or have lived at a UK address in the last 15 years

– Not be legally excluded from voting (a prisoner, someone guilty of election-related crimes)



When it comes to local government elections, the rules slightly change.

The same rules apply as a general election, but EU citizens are also allowed to vote.

Unlike general elections, local council elections take place at different dates.

EU citizens are also able to vote in the London Mayoral and London Assembly elections, the next to come after this year.

Those who are eligible and registered to vote sometimes don’t exercise their democratic rights, however.

In 2017, a total of 46.8 million people registered to vote in the first elections since Brexit.

However, just 65.3 percent of those who registered turned up to vote at all.

Officials rejected another 0.2 percent of ballot papers.

Can you vote without a polling card?

Who is eligible to vote in the UK elections?

State pension age change: McDonnell squirms as WASPI pledge dismantled on Sky News

STATE PENSION age changes for 1950s women sparked Sky News host Kay Burley to hit out at Labour’s “magic money tree” as she said their £58billion pledge to WASPI women hasn’t been costed.

The Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell hit back and said it has been costed overall despite the WASPI pledge not in the manifesto. Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) argue they should be reimbursed for the thousands they have missed out on after paying into the system for years. The host said: “You’re thinking of the magic money tree and you haven’t got enough money for all of that.”

Speaking to Sky News Kay Burley, Mr McDonnell said: “I’ve costed it all completely.”

Ms Burley hit back: “You didn’t cost for WASPI.”

The Shadow Chancellor replied: “Yes I did. I set out the costings overall.”

But she noted the costings are not in the Labour Party’s manifesto.

Mr McDonnell continued: “I said in the manifesto we will bring forward a proposal and we did in three days.

“It’s been completely costed.”

The Sky News host said: “We’ll see, I’ll check that as well.”

The Labour politician laughed and replied: “I’ll send you a copy Kay.”

The Shadow Chancellor was involved in a heated debate with BBC’s Andrew Marr show on Sunday morning as he was quizzed on the uncosted pledge.

Addressing the matter on the BBC, Andrew Marr asked the Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell: “You were here a little over a month ago and you were saying your manifesto, unlike many of the others, would be fully-costed. Sadly, that is not true. Is it?

“You announced that you were going to give £58billion to WASPI women. Where is that money coming from?”

Mr McDonnell replied: “In the normal way when a government has to meet a historic injustice we will have to identify that funding.



“Either from what headroom we will inherit.”

The Jeremy Corbyn ally then snapped at Mr Marr: “Let me finish Andrew, please! I don’t want to be rude.

“Either from the headroom we inherit. Or we will borrow.

“And I do not shy away from that. This is a historic injustice. I am clearing up the mess of past Conservative Governments.

“I am standing by these women. I will not be moved from this.”

General election: Labour has backing of just 1/3 Unite union members – shock poll

LABOUR was backed by just one-third of Unite members in a private poll by the union last month, according to reports.

The union, which has thrown its weight behind Jeremy Corbyn, polled 75,000 members last month. The results have been revealed today by the Financial Times, with just 35 percent saying they would definitely vote for Labour in the General Election.

Some 19 percent said they would back the Conservatives, while 11 percent supported the Brexit Party.

Seven percent planned to vote for the Lib Dems, two percent said the Green Party and one percent said Ukip.

Four percent said they were not voting.

The results are a major blow to the Labour leader, who is a close ally of Unite’s general secretary Len McCluskey, ahead of Thursday’s election.

It comes as the Shadow Health Secretary was forced to apologise today after a recording of him lambasting Mr Corbyn during a conversation with his Tory friend Greig Baker was leaked to the Guido Fawkes website.

In the tape, Jonathan Ashworth said the situation facing Labour was “abysmal” because voters “can’t stand Corbyn” and think the party has “blocked Brexit”.

He also claimed that the Civil Service machine would “pretty quickly move to safeguard security” if Mr Corbyn takes power.

And the Shadow Health Secretary insisted party MPs “f***** it up” in 2016 in their attempt to remove the Labour leader by acting “too early”.

In an appearance on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show, Mr Ashworth dismissed the comments as “banter” and “joking around”.

He said: “We’re having banter with each other – we’re joking around.

“I don’t mean it because I’m joking around with my mate because he’s a Tory… If you leak it to Guido Fawkes of course it makes me look like a right plonker, but it’s not what I mean when I’m winding up a friend – I’m trying to sort of pull his leg a bit.”

He apologised to Labour members, and suggested he was trying to “psych” his friend out “like football managers do”.

He told BBC Two’s Politics Live: “Obviously, with the benefit of hindsight, I’ve been too clever by half and I look like an idiot as a result of doing it.”

Hitting the campaign trail earlier, Mr Corbyn insisted the Shadow Health Secretary has his “full support”.

He said Mr Ashworth’s comments were just an example of his “rather odd sense of humour”.

Mr Corbyn added: “He said to me it was all about reverse psychology banter as in football supporters and the other person was saying the opposite about their party and it all got a bit out of hand.”

Tory Party chairman James Cleverly said the remarks were an “honest and truly devastating assessment” of Mr Corbyn’s leadership “by one of his most trusted election lieutenants”.

Yellowstone volcano latest: USGS tracks a bubbling hotspot cutting 400 miles across Idaho

A YELLOWSTONE volcano hotspot fuelled by scorching magma from deep inside of Earth has travelled 400 miles across southern Idaho, USGS geologists have revealed.

The Yellowstone volcano hotspot has fed past eruptions in a chain of at least seven volcanic fields in the northwestern US. US Geological Survey (USGS) maps show the volcanic fields have emerged near the border of Idaho, Oregon and Nevada, before ending in Wyoming. The hotspot, which currently supplies the Yellowstone volcano, was pushed along the northwest by the moving North American tectonic plate.

According to Idaho Geological Survey geologist Zach Lifton, tectonic movements pushed the hotspot along for 16 million years.

In an article for the USGS’ weekly Caldera Chronicles, the geologist said Yellowstone is an example of a hotspot volcano.

The geologist said: “Volcanic hotspots are fed by plumes of hot material rising from deep in the Earth, which can result in the formation of magma closer to the surface and that might eventually erupt

“As the North American tectonic plate moved southwest through time over the mostly stationary plume, a series of eruptions occurred, forming a hotspot ‘track’.

“The result is a chain of ancient volcanic fields that started over 16 million years ago near the Idaho/Nevada/Oregon border and that gets progressively younger across southwestern Idaho and the eastern Snake River Plain.”

Geologists have identified seven volcanic fields in the northwest US, starting with the McDermitt field about 16.5 million years ago.

The volcanic field formed on the border between Oregon and Nevada just south of the Columbia River Basalt.

About 15 million years ago, the hotspot then fed the Owyhee-Humboldt field to the east of McDermitt.

The hotspot then continued northeast, forming the Bruneau-Jarbidge, Twin Falls and Heise fields.

Eventually, the hotpot gave birth to the Yellowstone volcano field approximately 2 million years ago.

As the Yellowstone hotspot migrated across the US, it also likely affected earthquake activity in Idaho, Wyoming, Utah and Montana.

Geologists have found evidence of a similar hotspot track in Hawaii, where the migration of volcanic material created the Emperor Seamount-Hawaiian Ridge.

Most of the volcanoes from that track are buried deep under the ocean, stretching across 3,500 miles up to Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula.

But the youngest volcanoes born from the hotspot’s movements are still seen today in the form of the Hawaiian Islands.

Dr Lifton said: “While most volcanic activity occurs near the boundaries of tectonic plates, hotspot volcanoes are unique because they can develop in the interiors of plates far from their boundaries.

“Hotspots were first recognised after plate tectonic theory revolutionised geology.

“As geologists began collecting more and better seafloor data in the 1950s and 1960s, they noticed strings of volcanoes lined up along straight paths.”

Yellowstone volcano is believed to have had three major eruptions in its past, with the most recent one 640,000 years ago.

The so-called Lava Creek eruption formed the Yellowstone Caldera and Lava Creek Tuff in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.

Before that, Yellowstone suffered the Mesa Falls eruption 1.3 million years ago and the Huckleberry Ridge eruption 2.1 million years ago.

Since the Lava Creek event, there have been 80 nonexplosive eruptions.

1. The USGS predicts Yellowstone’s next big eruption will by hydrothermal and not explosive.

2. More than 1,000 earthquakes strike the Yellowstone volcano every year.

3. Yellowstone was the first US National Park when it was established in 1872.

4. Yellowstone is larger than the states of Rhode Island and Delaware combined.

5. There are more than 10,000 hydrothermal features across Yellowstone.

Volcanic hotspots are fed by plumes of hot material rising from deep in the Earth

Andy Ruiz slammed by WBC president for ‘scandalous’ Anthony Joshua performance

Andy Ruiz was outclassed in Saudi Arabia as Anthony Joshua regained his world heavyweight championship belts.

Andy Ruiz has been criticised by WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman for his performance against Anthony Joshua. Ruiz lost his WBO, WBA, IBO and IBF world titles as Joshua outclassed the Mexican in their rematch in Saudi Arabia at the weekend.

Ruiz had shocked the world in their first meeting, inflicting Joshua’s first professional defeat as he stopped AJ in the seventh round.

That was in New York back in June with the pair not meeting again for another six months.

Ruiz came to the second fight over a stone heavier than he weighed in for the first and admitted the extra weight was an issue as Joshua outclassed him to earn a unanimous points victory.

And WBC chief Sulaiman has criticised the former champion for the condition he was in.

Sulaiman said: ”The questions before the second fight were, ‘what is going to happen?’

“Is it going to be Buster Douglas that knocked out [Mike] Tyson and then ate everything to get to a fight against Holyfield without any chance of winning?

“Or is he going to be the champion who gets a knock out and who understands the greatness of the position he is in and can make a legendary career?.

“This has happened on many occasions. He (Ruiz) comes in from having many problems in life [back in June], and conquers glory.

“With that comes money, fame, temptations. He could never establish a plan of work in the gym, he was taken from city to city, from event to event.

“The distractions were such that they led him to a scandalous weight, with a clear disadvantage at the time the bell rang… in mobility, in resistance, and Joshua was very intelligent.

“He used his weapons, such as height, distance, the jab, the movement.

“It was a fight that did not meet the drama that the public expected, but fulfilled a clear demonstration of Joshua’s superiority that night.”

Ruiz himself admitted he had partied too much when celebrating becoming world champ back in the summer.

He said: “For this fight, I was overweight… I should have trained harder. I should have listened to my coaches more. Maybe I shouldn’t have put on all this weight that I did.

“I’d like to say the three months of partying didn’t affect me, but it did. I think the partying and all this stuff got the best of me.

“I think I ate everything… everything… that’s why I gained so much weight. I was having too much fun, I was celebrating too much.

“Just being with my friends and just celebrating. Drinking a few more Coronas than I should have.”

Donald Trump ignored: Boris has not spoken to US President since he left Nato summit

BORIS JOHNSON has not spoken to Donald Trump since last week’s fractious NATO summit when he appeared to join France’s Emmanuel Macron and Canada’s Justin Trudeau gossiping about the US President.

Footage of Mr Johnson with Mr Trudeau and Mr Macron at a Buckingham Palace reception appeared to show them laughing about an impromptu 45-minute press conference held by the US President. Conservative Party chiefs were reportedly worried the US President could hamper the Prime Minister’s election chances with an inappropriate remark or gesture so the pair were kept well apart.

Mr Johnson played down his relationship with Mr Trump and said he gets on well with “all sorts of leaders”.

When asked if he still got on well with Mr Trump, the Prime Minister told the Daily Mail: “I get on very well with President Macron, Chancellor Merkel, PM Conte, and all sorts of leaders. That is my job.”

Asked if he had spoken to Trump since the footage from the reception surfaced, he said: “No. But it was a good NATO leaders’ meeting and it showed the importance of NATO.”

The video of the three leaders drew a furious response from Mr Trump, who branded the Canadian Prime Minister “two-faced” but did not criticise Mr Johnson.

And today the US President again lashed out at Mr Macron and Mr Trudeau, accusing them of running “delinquent countries”.

He tweeted: “They were just upset that I demanded they pay their fair share for NATO.

“Their countries are delinquent. I raised $530 Billion more from NATO countries!”

The footage emerged on the eve of last week’s NATO summit in Watford.

Mr Trump branded Mr Trudeau “two-faced” at a press conference after the following day.

The US President told reporters: “Well, he’s two-faced. No, honestly Trudeau is a nice guy. I find him a very nice guy.

“But you know the truth is that I called him out on the fact that he’s not paying two percent and I guess he’s not very happy about it.

“You were there, a few of you were there.

“He’s not paying two percent and he should be paying two percent.

“In Canada they have money and he should be paying two percent. So I called him out on that and I’m sure he wasn’t happy about it.

“But that’s the way it is.”

Mr Trump’s name wasn’t mentioned in the video but many commentators and social media users were convinced the world leaders were speaking about the US President.

In the video, Mr Johnson can be heard saying to Mr Macron: “Is that why you were late?”

Mr Trudeau intervenes, saying: “He was late because he takes a 40-minute press conference off the top!”

Mr Macron then speaks and gestures animatedly, but his words are barely audible.

The Canadian leader can later be heard once again, seemingly speaking about the same person the group were chatting about earlier.

He says: “You just watched his team’s jaws drop to the floor.”

Mr Trudeau later insisted he was actually referring to Mr Trump’s press conference and denied claims he was bad-mouthing the US President during the leaked video.

He said he had been referring to President Trump’s “impromptu press conference” and that the reference to “jaws dropping” among members of the American’s team was about an unscheduled announcement that it would be the US hosting the next G7 summit.

Mr Macron also later said the conversation in the leaked footage “wasn’t supposed to be filmed”.

I get on very well with President Macron, Chancellor Merkel, PM Conte, and all sorts of leaders