The Queen once told Italian Prime Minister off for being too loud, complaining why does he have to shout?


THE Queen gave former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi a good telling off for being too loud at the 2009 G20 summit in resurfaced footage.

The 93-year-old was captured on camera scolding the Italian leader, as heads of state gathered in London for the annual event.

Mr Berlusconi, top right, fell foul of the Queen

The monarch joined a photo call with world leaders, but appeared to lose her cool with one of them in a rare public outburst.

Footage from the event shows the G20 members lined up to have their family photo taken, with the Queen front and centre wearing a peach dress.

Silvio, now 83, is stood in the back row, behind then-US president Barack Obama.

After snapping the group, they get up to leave when Silvio bellows Mr Obama at the dad-of-two, stood just feet away.

The exchange took plce in London for the G20 summit in 2009

His loud interruption appeared to annoy the Queen, who turned back around and threw her hands in the air.

She scolded Mr Berlusconi, saying: What is it? Why does he have to shout?”

Her comment drew laughs from the other leaders, as Mr Obama replies in a much quieter voice saying: Mr Berlusconi.

The Queen also had some stern words for the photographer at the event, who reportedly asked her to smile.

In full earshot of the G20 group, she dryly replied: “Is this supposed to be a happy event?”

Footage shows the queen holding her hands up in despair

Its not the first time the Queen has spoken back to a photographer, after she told off Annie Leibovitz back in 2007.

The celebrity photographer, who charged 50,000 a day, was commissioned to take four portraits of the monarch.

But things got off to a bad start when the Queen was delayed putting on the complicated garter robes.

She walks into the 30-minute session saying: Im not changing anything. Ive had enough dressing like this thank you very much.”

The Queen later met with Mr Obama, who Mr Berlusconi was so eager to chat to

But Annie asks the Queen if she could take off her tiara.

She said: I think it will look better without the crown

Could we try it without the crown? It will look better, less dressy, because the garter robe is so

The Queen, who is rarely ruffled in public, snaps back: Less dressy? What do you think this is?

The BBC was later forced to issue an apology after the footage was edited to make it appear as if she had stormed out of the photoshoot.

We shared how the Queen scolded Harry Potter star Miriam Margolyes for being a loud idiot when they met at Buckingham Palace.

In other royal news, we told you how the Queen owns a cheeky slogan cushion that reads “it’s good to be Queen” – and she keeps it on her favourite sofa in Balmoral.

And The Queen is a huge Wham! fan and even “requested to meet them in private”, according to the band’s former manager.


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