Laurence Fox forced to step in as fiery row breaks out over guest branding late Queen a ‘failure’

Laurence Fox and Narinder Kaur

Narinder Kaur branded the late Queen a 'failure'

Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 08/09/2023

- 21:27

Updated: 08/09/2023

- 21:32

The nation marked a year since the Queen's death

A tense GB News row erupted after a guest branded the late Queen a “failure”, a year on from her death.

It comes as the nation marked the milestone, with the King and Queen taking the lead in commemorating the life of the late monarch.

Charles and Camilla attended the Scottish church where the late Queen worshipped for a poignant event where private prayers were said and a moment of reflection was observed.

The much adored monarch was not everybody’s cup of tea, evidenced on GB News as Laurence Fox became engaged in a war of words with former Big Brother star Narinder Kaur.

The latter claimed the late monarch carried out an unsuccessful reign, and only served as a figurehead for “colonialism”.

“I think Charles could do better than his mum did, his mum left it in a bit of a mess”, she said.


“The Queen failed as a monarch, she was a figurehead of colonialism, she never apologised.

“People from the former colonies were not sad when she died, some even celebrated.

“Charles can do better and I hope he does. I hope he apologises for the wrongs committed in the past.”

Kaur’s rant was interrupted by a horn, sounded by the GB News production team, which Fox was thankful for.

Queen Elizabeth IIQueen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96 in 2022PA

He commented: “I just want to take a pause to thank the technical team.”

Social commentator Reem Ibrahim rallied against the argument, saying the Queen should not be held responsible for past atrocities.

“The Queen was not out there taking over different countries herself”, she said.

“The Queen was an honourable individual who served the country incredibly well and it’s quite offensive to talk about her this way.

“King Charles used to involve himself in politics and spoke about the environment.”

Other members of the Royal Family flocked to local places of worship to pay their respects.

The Princess of Wales was visibly moved when, with her husband by her side, she laid flowers by a portrait of the late Queen during a private service at St Davids Cathedral in Wales.

The princess, wearing pearl earrings which belonged to Elizabeth II, later spoke to guests at a reception in the cloisters, telling them: “We all have wonderful memories of her, we have to hold on to them.”

At Windsor Castle the Duke of Sussex visited St George’s Chapel where his grandmother was laid to rest.

William and Kate also posted a touching social media tribute “We all miss you”, which was echoed by the Queen’s granddaughter Princess Eugenie, who wrote on Instagram: “Thinking of you today. Missing you so much.”

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