David Cameron rules out inquiry into 'Queen Backs Brexit' leak

Scottish Conservative conference

David Cameron has rejected calls for an official investigation into the leak of reported comments made by the Queen on the EU.

The Prime Minister said the matter was being dealt with by the press watchdog and there was no need for a further inquiry.

Buckingham Palace has lodged a formal complaint with the Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso) about the report in The Sun which appeared under the headline "Queen Backs Brexit".

The story was based in part on comments the Queen was said to have made to Nick Clegg when he was deputy prime minister.

Speaking on BBC Sussex, Mr Cameron said: "The Palace has made a very clear statement, the former deputy prime minister has made a very clear statement saying that this didn't happen and I think we should leave it at that.

"There is obviously a proper investigation now being held by the press complaints commission and I think we should let them do their work."