THERESA May revealed the Queen's down-to-earth side as she recalled a hilarious meeting at Balmoral.
The former Prime Minister left the House of Commons in hysterics as she paid tribute to Her Majesty's sense of humour yesterday.
Ms May revealed how during a picnic at the Queen's Scottish bolthole, she unfortunately dropped a piece of cheese on the floor.
She then explained how she faced a "split-second decision" of whether to employ the three-second rule in front of the monarch.
The MP said: "I picked up the cheese, put it on the plate and put it on the table. I turned round to see that my every move had been watched very carefully by Her Majesty the Queen.
"I looked at her. She looked at me and she just smiled. And the cheese remained on the table."
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Ms May also joked about her weekly meetings with the Queen while she was PM.
And she paid tribute to the "most remarkable woman".
Ms May said: "She was respected around the world. She united our nation in times of trouble.
"She joined in our celebrations with joy and a mischievous smile. She gave an example to us all, of faith, of service of duty, of dignity, of decency.
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"She was remarkable, and I doubt we will ever see her like again. May she rest in peace and rise in glory."
Boris Johnson also paid tribute to Her Majesty yesterday in a special service in the Commons.
He praised the Queen as "Elizabeth the Great" and said he had to stop recording his PM obituary as he was too "choked up".
Boris also recalled their final meeting on Tuesday, saying the was "as radiant, and as knowledgeable, and as fascinated by politics as ever I can remember."
He told MPs: "A few months ago, the BBC came to see me to talk about Her Majesty the Queen, and we sat down and the cameras started rolling.
"And they requested that I should talk about her in the past tense. And I'm afraid I simply choked up and I could not go on – I'm really not easily moved to tears.
"But I was so overcome with sadness, that I had to ask them to go away.
"I know that today there are countless people in this country and around the world who have experienced the same sudden access for unexpected emotion."
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