There were incredible scenes at Buckingham Palace this morning when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II pretended that Buckingham Palace was a Chinese takeaway when Boris Johnson pressed the buzzer.

Mr Johnson was originally hoping to be given permission to form a government by the monarch, but instead he was greeted with, ‘Big Lizzy’s Hot Wok, what you want?’

When he pressed it again, assuming there had been some kind of mistake, all he could hear was the Queen’s voice with a crackling sound.

Palace sources say that Her Majesty was talking with her voice three feet away from the speaker while crumpling a sheet of memo paper.

Shortly after this, the Queen said, ‘Hello? Sorry you’ll have to speak up. I’m just going into a tun …’