Queen purred on hearing Scotland vote result

THE Queen purred like a pussycat when British Prime Minister David Cameron told her Scotland was staying part of the United Kingdom.

Voters in Scotland last week rejected independence 55 to 45 per cent in a referendum.

Mr Cameron was filmed chatting with former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg about the result yesterday.

“The definition of relief is being Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and ringing up the Queen and saying ‘It is all right, it’s OK'”, the PM told Mr Bloomberg in New York.

“That was something. She purred down the line.”

What Mr Cameron said next was inaudible, Sky News reported.

However, he subsequently carried on: “But it should never have been that close.”

“It wasn’t in the end,” Mr Cameron added.

“But there was a time in the middle of the campaign when it felt …”

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