Fern Britton, 65, took to Twitter to comment on the sad news that the Queen had died aged 96 surrounded by her loved ones at Balmoral yesterday.
In view of her 119,000 followers, she wrote: "The Queen is dead, Long Live the King."The famous phrase is a traditional proclamation made following the accession of a new monarch, however not everyone believed it was appropiate.
The words were last uttered in 1901 following the death of Queen Victoria, when her son Edward ascended to the British throne.In response to the presenter's comment, Twitter user Butterb2012 wrote: "A bit harsh Fern."Meg Boughton echoed the tweet adding a broken heart emoji, while Chezza70 typed: "A bit blunt."Piers Morgan blasts 'vile disgusting' criticism of Queen after deathRichard Harvey Mears added: "Mmmmmmm not sure I’m liking this tweet."Blunt comes to mind.Read more on express.co.uk