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Jessica Rowe ‘beyond proud’ of husband Peter Overton’s coverage of Queen’s funeral

Jessica Rowe says she’s ‘beyond proud’ of husband Peter Overton’s coverage of Queen’s funeral – after he shamefully mistook the new British Prime Minister for a ‘minor royal’

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Jessica Rowe stood by her husband Peter Overton on Tuesday, following his embarrassing gaffe during Channel Nine’s coverage of the Queen’s funeral on Monday.

The television personality paid tribute to the journalist in a message shared on her Instagram.

“More than proud of my dear husband and the Nine news team for their coverage of the Queen’s funeral,” the 52-year-old wrote.

Jessica Rowe stood by her husband Peter Overton on Tuesday, following his embarrassing gaffe during Channel Nine's coverage of the Queen's funeral on Monday.  Both pictured
Jessica Rowe stood by her husband Peter Overton on Tuesday, following his embarrassing gaffe during Channel Nine's coverage of the Queen's funeral on Monday.  Both pictured

Jessica Rowe stood by her husband Peter Overton on Tuesday, following his embarrassing gaffe during Channel Nine’s coverage of the Queen’s funeral on Monday. Both pictured

“Come home Petee – the girls, the kitties, Daphne and I miss you!” she added.

Next to the caption was a picture of a television screen showing Peter in London.

On Monday evening, Channel Nine journalists Overton and Tracy Grimshaw were unable to identify Britain’s new Prime Minister as they commented on the Queen’s funeral.

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“More than proud of my beloved husband and Nine’s news team for their coverage of the Queen’s funeral,” the 52-year-old wrote.

As British Prime Minister Liz Truss climbed out of her car to attend the ceremony at Westminster Abbey, Overton and Grimshaw were left wondering who she was.

“So this is an important column, we’re now told,” Overton said.

“Come with us as we try to determine who is getting out of the car. This of course under police escort. I suggest these are royalties, Tracy.

On Monday night, Channel Nine journalists Overton and Tracy Grimshaw (right) were unable to identify Britain's new Prime Minister as they commented on the Queen's funeral
On Monday night, Channel Nine journalists Overton and Tracy Grimshaw (right) were unable to identify Britain's new Prime Minister as they commented on the Queen's funeral

On Monday night, Channel Nine journalists Overton and Tracy Grimshaw (right) were unable to identify Britain’s new Prime Minister as they commented on the Queen’s funeral

‘Hard to identify. Maybe minor members of the royal family, members of the… I can’t identify them at the moment…’

Viewers at home posted on social media to point out the blunder.

“Well done Peter Overton. I didn’t know the new prime minister,” one person tweeted.

Another wrote: ‘I happened to pass by the living room in my house where my family is watching the Queen’s funeral. Tracy Grimshaw: “And we’re not sure who this is that arrived.”

As British Prime Minister Liz Truss (left) climbed out of her car to attend the ceremony at Westminster Abbey, Overton and Grimshaw were left scratching their heads over who she was
As British Prime Minister Liz Truss (left) climbed out of her car to attend the ceremony at Westminster Abbey, Overton and Grimshaw were left scratching their heads over who she was

As British Prime Minister Liz Truss (left) climbed out of her car to attend the ceremony at Westminster Abbey, Overton and Grimshaw were left scratching their heads over who she was

“Unfortunately we can’t identify everyone, they look like local dignitaries.” It was Liz Truss. I cried.’

Another said: ‘Peter Overton and Tracy Grimshaw who have no idea who Liz Truss – the new British Prime Minister – is during the live coverage of the Queen’s funeral was so *awks*.’

Another Twitter user posted a photo of Ms. Truss and jokingly asked if she was the mayor of Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, or a “minor royal.”

Mrs. Truss (pictured before Monday's funeral) was the last world leader pictured with the Queen in her last official service, just 48 hours before she died
Mrs. Truss (pictured before Monday's funeral) was the last world leader pictured with the Queen in her last official service, just 48 hours before she died

Mrs. Truss (pictured before Monday’s funeral) was the last world leader pictured with the Queen in her last official service, just 48 hours before she died

Moments later, Overton issued a correction.

“I was told that Liz Truss was the new prime minister in the distance, whom she could see jumping out of the car. Thank you so much for that information,” he told viewers.

He then admitted to Nine co-stars Karl Stefanovic, Ally Langdon and British royal expert Dickie Arbiter that their British guest might be better at spotting local famous faces.

“Karl and Ally, and Dickie, Dickie in particular, you’ll see these faces and recognize them better than we do, I think,” Overton said.

Truss was the last world leader pictured alongside the Queen on her last official duty, just 48 hours before she died.

Viewers at home took to social media to speak out about the gaffe.  “Well done Peter Overton.  I didn't know the new prime minister,
Viewers at home took to social media to speak out about the gaffe.  “Well done Peter Overton.  I didn't know the new prime minister,

Viewers at home took to social media to speak out about the gaffe. “Well done Peter Overton. I didn’t know the new prime minister,” one person tweeted. The Queen’s funeral is pictured

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