Brown gets lost

Another hilarious act by our Prime Minister.

Downing Street has insisted Gordon Brown was just “doing what he was told” after apparently getting lost at the state banquet for Nicolas Sarkozy.

The prime minister and French President were among 150 guests at the banquet in St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle.

In television footage, the Queen can be heard saying to Princess Anne: “The prime minister got lost. He disappeared the wrong way…at the crucial moment.”

No 10 said the PM “does what he’s told on these state occasions”.

President Sarkozy sat between the Queen and the Duchess of Cornwall, while his wife Carla sat on the other side of the table.

Mr Brown was due to sit opposite as well, but, judging by the Queen’s comments picked up by television microphones, must have taken his seat late.