Queen ensures Boris honours list won't put her in 'difficult' spot

Queen carefully monitors Boris Johnson's resignation as the Prime Minister.

The 96-year-old's private secretary Sir Edward Young is ensuring Johnson will vet

all recommendations that are not suitable for the Palace via constant contact with Cabinet Secretary Simon Case.

A royal insider told the i newspaper: “Sir Edward is aware of the unusual

circumstances around any resignation honours proposed by Mr Johnson and he

has been assured that every effort will be made to avoid any embarrassment to her Majesty.”

As per the source, Sir Tom Scholar, permanent secretary at the treasury and chair

of the Honours Committee, is “keeping a close eye” on any recommendations by Prime Minister.

The key to any recommendations is that they do not put Her Majesty in a difficult position.