The moment news of the Queen’s death breaks during White House briefing – video | UK news


‘So that [the Queen’s death] has been confirmed?’ the White House press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, said on hearing the news of the death of Queen Elizabeth. Jean-Pierre was discussing the Inflation Reduction Act when journalists interrupted to confirm the Queen’s death. Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and the nation’s figurehead for seven decades, has died aged 96, Buckingham Palace said on Thursday. ‘I don’t want to get ahead of what the president is going to say. I want him to, for you all to hear from him first’