This Morning’s Gyles Brandreth pokes fun at Kim Kardashian after Buckingham Palace snub


This Morning couldn’t help an extra dig at Kim Kardashian during Friday’s show, following the news that the US star’s Buckingham Palace snub.

Sources have told the Daily Mail that representatives for the star, 41 — who landed in the UK with her boyfriend Pete Davidson, 28, this week — asked for tickets for the Platinum Jubilee Party at the Palace on Saturday,  but the Palace turned the American couple down, as did publicists at the BBC, which will broadcast the show.

During a discussion of the day’s headlines on Friday’s This Morning Gyles Brandreth poked fun at the snub.

Rejected: This Morning couldn’t help an extra dig at Kim Kardashian during Friday’s show, following the news that the US star’s Buckingham Palace snub 

This Morning host Dermot O’Leary joked that former MP Gyles, who enjoys a a close relationship with several members of the royal family, notably the late Prince Philip, surely has an ‘in’ and could get Kim tickets.

A deadpan Gyles quipped back ‘it is extraordinary that she’s not even on one of the buses in the pageant’ referring to Sunday afternoon’s Jubilee events.

Kim was so determined to attend Saturday’s party that a source told the Daily Mail she is trying to acquire tickets by other means — and has even said she doesn’t mind if the tickets are ‘not VIP’. 

A snub for the Queen of celebrities: Buckingham Palace rejected Kim Kardashian's pleas to attend the Platinum Jubilee official party after the star flew to London with boyfriend Pete Davidson for the celebrations (pictured on Monday)

A snub for the Queen of celebrities: Buckingham Palace rejected Kim Kardashian’s pleas to attend the Platinum Jubilee official party after the star flew to London with boyfriend Pete Davidson for the celebrations (pictured on Monday)

They said: ‘Kim rarely gets turned down to attend any event, so this has been quite surprising, especially as she doesn’t visit the UK often. Kim and Pete love the Royal Family and really wanted to be a part of this special celebration.’

It’s not clear if the Jubilee celebrations were the only reason for the couple’s trip to London. 

The likes of Queen, Diana Ross and Nile Rodgers will perform at the event, while Sir David Attenborough and David Beckham will make appearances.

Some 10,000 tickets were allocated via a public ballot, and 7,500 have been given to key workers, those in the Armed Forces, volunteers and charities.

Members of the Royal Family are expected to attend on behalf of the Queen, who is ‘pacing herself’ but will be watching on TV from Windsor Castle.

Kim’s representatives declined to comment when approached by MailOnline. 

Turned down: Officials at Buckingham Palace have rejected her pleas to attend the Platinum Party at the Palace on Saturday (L-R Queen Elizabeth, Prince Louis, Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince William)

Turned down: Officials at Buckingham Palace have rejected her pleas to attend the Platinum Party at the Palace on Saturday (L-R Queen Elizabeth, Prince Louis, Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince William)

Missed out: Thousands of royal fans were seen paying tribute to Her Majesty on The Mall on Thursday and now it seems they got closer to the palace than Kim will after her rejection

Missed out: Thousands of royal fans were seen paying tribute to Her Majesty on The Mall on Thursday and now it seems they got closer to the palace than Kim will after her rejection 

The reality star and her comedian beau landed in the UK in recent days and went jewellery shopping in London’s Mayfair on Tuesday. 

The reality TV star and her comedian beau walked hand-in-hand in Dover Street Market before stepping into Comme des Garçons Jewellery. 

Kim was then seen browsing various items on display and appeared to be referring back to her phone as she was helped by a shop assistant.

Kim flaunted her incredible curves and famous derriere in clinging metallic gold leggings and stilettos, which she teamed with a cream Balenciaga zip-up hoody.

The couple also enjoyed a typically low-key date night at the River Café in London after touching down in the UK. 

Glitzy: The reality star and her comedian beau landed in the UK in recent days and went jewellery shopping in London's Mayfair on Tuesday

Loved-up: The reality TV star, 41, and her comedian beau, 28, walked hand-in-hand as they stepped out for a spot of shopping

Glitzy: The reality star and her comedian beau landed in the UK in recent days and went jewellery shopping in London’s Mayfair on Tuesday

Dinner date: On Monday the Kardashians star and the former SNL funny man were pictured on a typically low-key date night at the River Café in London

Dinner date: On Monday the Kardashians star and the former SNL funny man were pictured on a typically low-key date night at the River Café in London

On Thursday night, the Queen symbolically led the lighting of a series of beacons across the United Kingdom in a spectacular end to the first day of historic national commemorations celebrating her 70-year-reign.

The monarch’s late-night appearance at Windsor Castle rounded off the start to joyful festivities which earlier in the day saw the Queen take to the Buckingham Palace balcony surrounded by her family.

But it was also announced the head of state would miss a national service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral in London on Friday after experiencing ‘discomfort’ during Thursday’s events.

In a statement, Buckingham Palace said the Queen ‘greatly enjoyed’ her Trooping birthday parade, but taking into account the journey and activity required to participate, she had reluctantly decided not to attend the service the next day.

The Queen looked delighted as she looked out over the crowds of people who turned out for the first day of Platinum Jubilee celebrations on Thursday

The Queen looked delighted as she looked out over the crowds of people who turned out for the first day of Platinum Jubilee celebrations on Thursday

People pack The Mall as the British Royal Family come onto the balcony of Buckingham Place this afternoon

People pack The Mall as the British Royal Family come onto the balcony of Buckingham Place this afternoon

Projections displayed on the front of Buckingham Palace depicting the Queen during The Lighting Of The Principal Beacon tonight

Projections displayed on the front of Buckingham Palace depicting the Queen during The Lighting Of The Principal Beacon tonight

The Queen approaches the Commonwealth Nations Globe to start the lighting ceremony at Windsor Castle this evening, despite admitting difficulties earlier today

The Queen approaches the Commonwealth Nations Globe to start the lighting ceremony at Windsor Castle this evening, despite admitting difficulties earlier today

As the sovereign placed her finger on the globe, bright white lights raced along the Quadrangle towards Windsor's famous Round Tower

As the sovereign placed her finger on the globe, bright white lights raced along the Quadrangle towards Windsor’s famous Round Tower 

Prince William pictured smiling as he attended the Lighting Of The Principal Beacon at Buckingham Palace this evening

Prince William pictured smiling as he attended the Lighting Of The Principal Beacon at Buckingham Palace this evening

Hours later, she rallied as planned to take part in a special dual beacon-lighting ceremony with the Duke of Cambridge.

William watched his grandmother on a large screen in front of Buckingham Palace, while the Queen triggered the lighting of the principal beacon – a 69ft tall Tree of Trees sculpture outside her London residence – from Windsor.

The Queen touched the Commonwealth of Nations Globe to start the lighting of the main beacon 22 miles away.

The palace beacon was one of more than 3,500 around the UK and the Commonwealth, including the Tower of London, Windsor Great Park, Hillsborough Castle, the Queen’s estates of Sandringham and Balmoral, and on top of the UK’s four highest peaks.

Flaming tributes were lit at towns and cities across Northern Ireland including at Titanic Belfast and St Columb’s Cathedral in Londonderry, while in Scotland, a beacon was set ablaze at Edinburgh Castle as a piper played.

Over 3,000 towns, villages and cities throughout the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories, and each of the capital cities of Commonwealth countries are lighting beacons to celebrate the the Queen's 70-year reign

Over 3,000 towns, villages and cities throughout the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories, and each of the capital cities of Commonwealth countries are lighting beacons to celebrate the the Queen’s 70-year reign

An animated beacon illuminated Piccadilly Circus in central London this evening - part of a chain of virtual beacons also kit across the UK

An animated beacon illuminated Piccadilly Circus in central London this evening – part of a chain of virtual beacons also kit across the UK

Fireworks explode above Blackpool Tower during the lighting of the Principal Platinum Jubilee Beacon earlier this evening

Fireworks explode above Blackpool Tower during the lighting of the Principal Platinum Jubilee Beacon earlier this evening

Earlier in the day cheeky Prince Louis stole the show on the palace’s famous frontage as he covered his ears with his hands and let out a howl of excitement as a flypast roared overhead.

The four-year-old stood next to the Queen, known affectionately as ‘Gan Gan’ to the Cambridge children, as she leaned down to talk to her great-grandson, pointing out things of interest

Thousands of well-wishers packed on to The Mall in the June spring sunshine, erupting in cheers for the nation’s longest reigning monarch, with the smiling Queen delighted at the patriotic scenes.

The Queen made two appearances on the palace balcony.

She joined her cousin the Duke of Kent to take a salute of her soldiers returning from Trooping the Colour, after the Prince of Wales stood in for his mother on the parade ground.

Then the Queen re-emerged, wearing sunglasses, to watch the six-minute flypast of more than 70 aircraft, including 15 RAF Typhoons in the formation of the number 70.

(From left) Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, Princess Anne, Camilla, Prince Charles, the Queen, Prince Louis, the Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Prince William and Sophie, Countess of Wessex at Buckingham Palace on Thursday

(From left) Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, Princess Anne, Camilla, Prince Charles, the Queen, Prince Louis, the Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Prince William and Sophie, Countess of Wessex at Buckingham Palace on Thursday

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