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BBC Reporter Has The Gall To Report What Queen Elizabeth Told Him

A BBC reporter has apologized to Buckingham Palace after reporting something that Queen Elizabeth II told him. In the United Kingdom, unlike the U.S., the Queen is not supposed to have any political opinions. She told the reporter, Frank Gardner, that she was “pretty upset” about a radical Islamic cleric, and wondered whether there wasn’t some grounds to arrest the cleric or not.

The New York Times reports on the fallout:

It is considered a shocking breach of etiquette to reveal what, if anything, the queen tells you, especially when it comes to political views, which she is technically not supposed to have. The BBC immediately issued an abject apology, saying that the correspondent, Frank Gardner, was completely out of line.

“The conversation should have remained private, and the BBC and Frank deeply regret this breach of confidence,” the broadcaster said in a statement.

“It was wholly inappropriate. Frank is extremely sorry for the embarrassment caused and has apologized to the palace.”

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Jeter Splits from Minka Kelly

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and Charlie’s Angels actress Minka Kelly have reportedly split up after three years, news that wouldn’t be relevant here if one half of this equation weren’t a future Hall of Fame shortstop with a track record of dating some of contemporary society’s most attractive actresses and singers. Jeter has been linked to Scarlett Johansson, Jordana Brewster, Mariah Carey, among others.

Recent speculation said Jeter and Kelly were headed for marriage, but that seems less likely now. Rest assured Jeter and Kelly’s faces will be on the covers of People, Us Weekly and numerous other tabloids this week (“What happened!?!?”), not to mention the back page of tomorrow’s New York tabloid newspapers. Obviously we’re most eager to hear what Michael Kay has to say about the matter.