Queen Elizabeth II told a broadcaster straight to the face that she will never do an interview with him.

The Queen has successfully maintained a good relationship with the press. However, there was a distinguished TV presenter that she popularly turned down.

John Humphrys has just retired from BBC 4’s “Today” program after doing his job for three decades. When asked who he wanted to interview if given a chance, he revealed that he wanted to talk to the Queen, whom he described as someone “unique.” He then went on and shared an incident how he got rejected by the monarch.

According to him, he was not a royalist. One time he was invited to a private lunch with the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh. After their lunch, the veteran TV presenter asked Her Majesty if they could do an interview.

“Anyway, I asked her for an interview and I went into a big spiel and said, these are the reasons why you could, you know?” Humphrys said.

“And she listened to me very patiently and she said: ‘No… And what’s more, Mr Humphrys, if one were ever to do such an interview, it would certainly not be with you.’” 

In related news, Meghan Markle was called a “monster” by an insider. According to an unnamed source, Markle broke the Queen’s heart and insulted Kate Middleton.

Queen Elizabeth reportedly invited the Duchess of Sussex to her Scottish retreat in Balmoral, but Prince Harry’s wife turned down the invitation because her son was too young for the trip leaving the Queen furious and heartbroken over the snub. Her Majesty was reportedly looking forward to spending some time with her newest great-grandchild.

Meanwhile, Markle and Prince Harry have been reportedly fighting over the royal protocol. The Duchess of Sussex also insulted the Duchess of Cambridge by saying that she would never turn into a “dowdy duchess” like Middleton.

Queen Elizabeth and Middleton have maintained a great friendship. However, there was a time when the Queen also put the future queen consort in a difficult position.

The Queen wanted Middleton to have a full-time job before she married Prince William. The duchess was trying her best and got various offers but couldn’t accept it because she was being careful to not abuse her connection with the royal family.

Queen Elizabeth II Queen Elizabeth II is seen at the Chichester Theatre while visiting West Sussex on Nov. 30, 2017, in Chichester, United Kingdom. Photo: Getty Images/Stuart C. Wilson