‘You were quite the hit’: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison stuns the Queen

‘Oh Lord, were they really?’ Moment Queen brushes off Scott Morrison’s compliment after he tells her she was ‘quite the hit’ at the G7 summit as hosts first in person audience since March 2020

  • The Queen, 95, met with Australian Prime Minister today at Windsor Castle
  • Politician told her she was ‘quite the hit’ at the G7 summit in Cornwall  last week
  • Scott told the monarch: ‘Everyone was talking about you at dinner the next night’
  • Queen appeared stunned by comments, responding: ‘Oh Lord were they really?’


The Queen appeared lost for words today as Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison told her she was ‘quite the hit’ at the G7 summit last week in her first in person audience since March 2020. 

The monarch, 95, hosted Mr Morrison at Windsor Castle this afternoon, marking the first time she has hosted a world leader in person, rather than virtually, since March 2020, just before England’s first lockdown.

During the brief conversation, Mr Morrison told the monarch she had been ‘quite the hit’ when she met world leaders including Emmanuel Macron and President Joe Biden at the Eden Project on Friday night, adding: ‘Everyone was talking about you at dinner the next night.’

The comment prompted the Queen to respond: ‘Oh Lord, were they really?’  

The Queen, 95, appeared lost for words today as Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison told her she was 'quite the hit' at the G7 summit last week

The Queen, 95, appeared lost for words today as Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison told her she was ‘quite the hit’ at the G7 summit last week

The monarch attended several events during the conference at the weekend and met with world leaders including Emmanuel Macron and President Joe Biden at the Eden Project on Friday night

The monarch attended several events during the conference at the weekend and met with world leaders including Emmanuel Macron and President Joe Biden at the Eden Project on Friday night

During  today’s meeting, Mr Morrison wore a crisp suit and blue tie.

The monarch donned a summery yellow dress, which she accessorised with her usual pearl necklace and earrings. 

Meanwhile she opted for a dash of colourful lipstick for the occasion.  

The pair appeared to hit-it-off as they were photographed smiling and exchanging pleasantries in the Oak Room. 

The meeting, where Mr Morrison wore a crisp suit and blue tie and the monarch opted for a summery yellow dress, took place in Windsor Castle today

 The meeting, where Mr Morrison wore a crisp suit and blue tie and the monarch opted for a summery yellow dress, took place in Windsor Castle today 

The Queen could be seen laughing after Scott called her a 'hit' with the G7 leaders last weekend

The Queen could be seen laughing after Scott called her a ‘hit’ with the G7 leaders last weekend 

As he walked into the room, the Queen said: ‘It’s very nice to see you, in person this time.’

Mr Morrison told her it had been ‘wonderful to see’ her, adding that the leaders had spoken about her at dinner the next night.

He said: ‘Everyone was thrilled to see you.’  

It was Mr Morrison’s second meeting with the Queen as prime minister after visiting Buckingham Palace in June 2019.

While it is unknown what Mr Morrison could have been referring to, the Queen had leaders in fits of laughter when she quipped 'are you supposed to look as if you're enjoying yourself' while posing for a photograph

While it is unknown what Mr Morrison could have been referring to, the Queen had leaders in fits of laughter when she quipped ‘are you supposed to look as if you’re enjoying yourself’ while posing for a photograph

The 95-year-old Monarch's natural wit appeared to have won the leaders over when, during a posed photocall

The 95-year-old Monarch’s natural wit appeared to have won the leaders over when, during a posed photocall

While it is unknown what Mr Morrison could have been referring to, the Queen had leaders in fits of laughter when she quipped ‘are you supposed to look as if you’re enjoying yourself’ while posing for a photograph.

The 95-year-old Monarch’s natural wit appeared to have won the leaders over when, during a posed photocall, she asked: ‘Are you supposed to look as if you’re enjoying yourself?’

As other leaders began to chuckle, Prime Minister Boris Johnson jokingly replied: ‘We have been enjoying ourselves, despite appearances.’