David Cameron’s revelations that he asked the Queen to “raise an eyebrow” about the Scottish independence referendum have gone down badly within the Palace.
There is “an amount of displeasure” at his comments, a source has told the BBC, adding “it serves no one’s interests” for conversations between the PM and the Queen to be made public .
“It makes it very hard for the relationship to thrive,” the source said.
The former Prime Minister, who is currently promoting his memoir, told a documentary he sought help from royal officials days before the 2014 plebiscite, amid “mounting panic” he may lose.
He told the BBC he sought help from royal officials days before the 2014 vote amid “mounting panic” he may lose.
“What was discussed was not “anything that would be in any way improper… but just a raising of the eyebrow even… a quarter of an inch”, he said.
The Queen later urged people to “think very carefully about the future”.
Buckingham Palace has made no official comment.
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