Tonight’s show host Karl Stefanovic left his co-host Allison Langdon speechless on Tuesday morning after he cracked a light-hearted joke about Prince Andrew.
Channel Nine presenters, along with Russell Myers, the Daily Mirror’s royal editor, reported live from outside Buckingham Palace in London the conversation turned to Her Majesty’s Welsh Corgi.
After the death of the Queen, the dogs will reportedly be living with her disgraced son Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, Myers noted.
“The beloved dogs must be pretty sad,” Myers added.
Stefanovic joked: “They would certainly be sad if Andrew took care of them, you know. That would be a big disappointment, wouldn’t it? But I won’t say anything.’
With Prince Andrew’s recent scandals tarnishing the royals’ reputation, Langdon was visibly uncomfortable with the segment’s direction.
The Duke of York had shamed his mother in recent years over his association with the late American sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
An American civil lawsuit filed by a woman, Virginia Giuffre, who claimed to have slept with Andrew when she was 17 also left his reputation in tatters.
The matter was settled with an out-of-court settlement in February 2022.
The Queen stripped Andrew of his honorary military posts in January and he gave up his HRH style amid the civil case brought against him by Ms Giuffre.
Langdon interrupted Stefanovic and asked Myers, “They talked about it [the Queen’s] pallbearer there?’.
“Did you just fobbed me off?” Stefanovic said in mock anger.
“No, I’ll take care of you. Trust me,” Langdon retorted as Stefanovic jokingly patted her leg and said, “It’s okay love. You don’t have to ask anything else.’
It comes after the BBC reported that the Queen’s two young corgis, Muick and Sandy, will now live with the Duke and Duchess of York.
Muick and Sandy were presented to the Queen in 2021 by Andrew and his daughters Beatrice and Eugenie as a gift to lift Her Majesty’s spirits following the death of her husband Prince Philip.
A source close to Prince Andrew told the BBC: “The Corgis will be returning to live with the Duke and Duchess at Royal Lodge. It was the Duchess who found the puppies given to Her Majesty by the Duke.
“The Duchess bonded with Her Majesty through dog walking and horse riding and even after her divorce she would continue her great friendship with Her Majesty by walking and chatting with the dogs at Frogmore.”
The Queen owned more than 30 corgis during her lifetime.
Meanwhile, Andrew was visibly emotional as he followed the Queen’s coffin through the streets of London to her state funeral on Monday.
The grieving king was banned from wearing his military uniform at the ceremony after his titles were stripped.