‘Made-up figure!’ Anti-royalist slams 1 billion Jubilee viewers estimate in furious rant

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‘Made-up figure!’ Anti-royalist slams 1 billion Jubilee viewers estimate in furious rant

In a tense exchange over royalty, royal commentator Andrew Pierce and Daily Mirror’s associate editor Kevin Maguire disagreed on the number of view

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In a tense exchange over royalty, royal commentator Andrew Pierce and Daily Mirror’s associate editor Kevin Maguire disagreed on the number of viewers who will be watching the Jubilee Platinum celebrations over the four-day holiday weekend. This long holiday weekend will see a series of celebratory events, including the traditional birthday parade at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Queen’s 70-year reign. Members of the Royal Family will attend the ceremony, with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle coming all the way from the US to mark the occasion.

On Sky News, Andrew Pierce kicked off the debate: “And Kevin might not like it, but the estimate is one billion people will be tuning in on TV worldwide to watch the celebration.

“They wouldn’t do that for the Queen of Spain, do that for the Queen of Sweden.

“They certainly wouldn’t do that for Keir Starmer and the Labour Party or the President of the United Kingdom. No way.

“She’s a living embodiment of British pageantry at its best.”

Nr Maguire retorted: “Andrew, you know that’s a made-up figure – one billion.

Mr Pierce interjected: “No, no.”

The political editor dismissed Mr Pierce, saying: “Anyways that’s a made-up figure.”

“My objection isn’t to hers as a person or most of them as people.

“I may make an exception with Andrew after that £12million sex settlement.”

Mr Pierce jumped in, saying in irony: “Prince Andrew, not me.”

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“It will be probably decades before there’s another jubilee. She’s done 70 years.

“She was 21, she pledged her life and that’s exactly what she’s given – she’s given her heart t this job, she’s given her country to this job.”

Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne at the death of her father, King George VI, on February 6, 1952.

This is the Queen’s first jubilee without her husband, Prince Philip, who died in 2021.

 



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