Buckingham Palace Files Complaint Against Sun’s Article Saying Queen Backs EU Departure: Reports

London, UK - June 17, 2006: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip seating on the Royal Coach at Trooping the colour ceremony, also known as the Queen's Birthday Parade

Buckingham Palace has reportedly lodged a complaint with the UK’s press watchdog following an article in Britain’s tabloid newspaper The Sun claiming the Queen backed the UK’s exit from the European Union. It’s commonly referred to as “Brexit” – a British exit.

The Sydney Morning Herald is this morning reporting the Palace has filed a complaint against the article with the Independent Press Standards Organisation in the UK.

A statement to SMH from Buckingham Palace said the article is “spurious” and that the monarch remains politically neutral.

The article in The Sun, owned by Rupert Murdoch, quotes anonymous sources and a “bust up” between The Queen and former deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, reports the BBC.

However, Clegg has taken to Twitter saying he does not recall this.

In a statement to the BBC though, The Sun has said it will stand by its story.

The Sun stands by its story, which was based upon two impeccable sources and presented in a robust, accessible fashion.

The Sun will defend this complaint vigorously.”

B&T has contacted the press department for Buckingham Palace with a confirmation the complaint had been filed. Further comment will be sought during UK business hours.

Lead image via iStock.

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