“Elizabeth the Great” - Boris Johnson pays tribute to the Queen

Former prime minister Boris Johnson told MPs that the Queen was “as radiant and as knowledgeable and as fascinated by politics as ever” in their last meeting before his resignation.He said: “That impulse to do her duty carried her right through into her 10th decade to the very moment in Balmoral, as my right honourable friend (Liz Truss) has said, only three days ago, when she saw off her 14th prime minister, and welcomed her 15th.“I can tell you, in that audience, she was as radiant and as knowledgeable and as fascinated by politics as ever I can remember and as wise in her advice as anyone I know, if not wiser.”Mr Johnson praised the Queen’s “humility” and “refusal to be grand”, and sparked laughter from the Commons when he said: “Unlike us politicians, with our outriders and our armour-plated convoys, I can tell you as a direct eye witness that she drove herself in her own car with no detectives and no bodyguard, bouncing at alarming speed over the Scottish landscape to the total amazement of the ramblers and the tourists we encountered.”