‘Who’s This?’ Broadcasters Struggle To Identify New British Leader At Queen’s Funeral

Two Australian information presenters couldn’t determine British Prime Minister Liz Truss as she arrived at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral Monday and puzzled if she was a “minor royal” or native dignitary.

“Who’s this?” Channel 9 presenter Tracy Grimshaw requested as Truss and her husband exited a black SUV escorted by a motorcade exterior Westminster Abbey.

“No, hard to identify, maybe minor royals, members of the … I can’t identify them at this point,” co-presenter Peter Overton replied.

“We can’t spot everybody, unfortunately,” Grimshaw stated. “They look like they could well be local dignitaries; it’s hard to see. We’re looking at the backs of their heads, mostly.”

“I think we are now getting to the pointy end, as they say, of the…” Overton trailed off earlier than shortly including: “I’m just told that was Liz Truss, the new prime minister, in the distance that we could see hopping out of that car.”

Truss has solely been in cost for a matter of weeks after successful the Conservative management contest following the resignation of Boris Johnson.

She was sworn in by the queen on Sep. 6, simply two days earlier than the monarch’s demise.