Queen has 'motherly sympathy' for Boris Johnson

Queen was not impressed by Boris Johnson's personality traits but has sympathy

for the politician, says royal expert Ingrid Seward.

As Boris resigns from his Prime Minister position, Queen would have  “sympathy”

for Mr Johnson and be “amused” by his “customary banter”.

“She is expected to remain politically neutral and although her meetings with her

14th Prime Minister, Boris Johnson have mostly been conducted by weekly phone calls, certain political difficulties can still arise.

“I suspect the Queen feels a certain amount of motherly sympathy for 58-year-old

Boris, who is the same age as her youngest son, Prince Edward.

“She first came across Boris when he was Mayor of London and later Foreign Secretary.