Karl Stefanovic makes joke as Queen Elizabeth II uses walking stick
Presenters of the Today show lost it on air after host Karl Stefanovic made a crude joke about Queen Elizabeth II.
It came as news anchor Alex Cullen was detailing how the Queen was seen using a walking stick.
The 95-year-old used a walking stick for support as she attended a service marking the centenary of the Royal British Legion at Westminster Abbey in London.
“She was using a cane. She was 95,” Cullen said before Stefanovic replied: “She could use it to beat you up.”
Cullen replied: “I‘d let her win. She’s 95.”
Stefanovic then said: “She would smash you, bro,” to which Cullen replied, “She would smash me and then jump on me.”
Stefanovic couldn’t resist a joke and then said: “I suppose she is single.”
The panel began roaring with laughter before Stefanovic added: “And shout at me for being a proud Republican.”
The walking stick has raised questions over the Queen’s health given it is the first time she has used a walking stick since 2003, when she was spotted with a cane following a knee operation.
However, it is understood the accessory was used for comfort but no medical reason for the stick has been given.
Originally published as Karl Stefanovic makes joke as Queen Elizabeth II uses walking stick
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