The death of Queen Elizabeth II has caused despair among many people, especially the British. The country mourns. The death of the Queen also takes up considerable space in the reporting of Great Britain. Right in the middle of the action: “This Morning” presenter Alice Beer. Recently, though, she behaved so disrespectfully that she came under criticism—and now she has to live with the consequences.
Presenter compares Queen’s final honor to celebration
It was exciting for a ‘This Morning’ journalist to report from Westminster Hall for British broadcaster ITV on Wednesday. There Beer had the opportunity to say goodbye directly to the Queen’s coffin and to speak to the many mourners at the site. Her job: Recording environments for TV reporting and talking to locals.
Apparently he did not take the emperor’s death seriously. At least that’s what his much-awaited behavior suggests.
She is said to have walked up and down the Albert Embankment with a pack of donuts, which was deemed inappropriate. Her interview at Westminster Hall – the place where Queen Elizabeth will remain until her funeral – has faced even more criticism. There, Alice Beer spoke to the sad people who had seen the Queen on her deathbed. These interviews have been called “outrageous” on several occasions.
Alice hands out donuts, disturbing the audience
And also in the queue where people were waiting for Elizabeth to come on her deathbed, she did interviews. According to critics, some of the moderator’s statements were more than inappropriate.
Later a scene can be seen on TV in which the presenter talks to a young man. While he is waiting there with his mother, the presenter talks to him. “You would think there would only be royals dying here, but no, we have some teenagers too,” she says. When asked about Drizzle, she adds: “It’s somewhat like a Reading festival… you’re doing that next year!”
Viewers were shocked by her statements and took to Twitter to share their irritation. The unfortunate comparison with one festival in particular was clearly not well received.
One wrote: “Does Alice know people are queuing for Queen and not for the band?”
The fourth raged in her tweet: “Interviewing people like they’re in line for a concert and it’s a party? And then she says to one of the guys ‘It’s just for next year’s Reading Festival’ There’s a dress rehearsal’… Serious?!” He got: “Disrespectful is an understatement.”
Another user sees it similarly, who tweeted a little later: “This woman who is interviewing the people in line to see the Queen’s coffin should be fired! how rude! It’s not festival row!”
The reporter was not fired, but was replaced, as “This Morning” presenter Holly Willoughby announced Thursday.
Alice Beer defends herself – and doesn’t feel guilty
Now Alice Beer should not be allowed to report from Westminster Hall, but her colleague Isla Traquerie. However, during the program on Thursday, the much-awaited journalist spoke again. Holly asked her about her research: “Alice, you can actually walk into the coffin this morning and see. What was that moment like for you?”
And the reporter replied: “Unbelievable. Just before dawn I was admitted to a certain seat at Westminster Hall”. Beer did not comment on the critical statements, but did comment on the matter with Donuts: “We can pay our respects and eat donuts at the same time,” Beer says. AND: She had become the “most popular person” in the queue.
After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the lines between the Sussexes and the rest of the British royal family narrowed a bit. Now there is apparently new discontent. There are said to be “tense” discussions within the family over Prince Harry and Meghan’s children. The royals who have been freaked out about a decision by King Charles III are particularly outraged.