Lorraine Kelly defends King Charles' outburst at fountain pen

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Watch: Lorraine Kelly defends King Charles III over viral pen video

Lorraine Kelly has defended King Charles III after a video of the monarch expressing anger at a fountain pen went viral.

In conversation with Royal editor Russell Myers, the TV host said: "I feel like I wasn’t really meant to see that.

"I don’t know who was filming it?"

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She added: "I think he was remarkably restrained actually I would have been effing and blinding."

Lorraine Kelly talks to Royal editor Russell Myers. (ITV)
Lorraine Kelly talks to Royal editor Russell Myers. (ITV)

On 13 September, the monarch was signing official documents when the ink cartridge burst on the pen he was using and he remarked: "Oh god, I’ve put the wrong date down. Oh god, I hate this pen."

Charles can then be heard saying: "I can’t bear this bloody thing… every stinking time."

Kelly has also praised Meghan Markle for meeting the public in the aftermath of the Queen's death.

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The presenter said: "Harry and Meghan are so good with the crowds. She looked a wee bit nervous, I have to say. I don’t blame her for feeling nervous, I really don’t, but she was an absolute delight."

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Yesterday's episode of Lorraine marked the show's return to TV screens after all of the main broadcasters altered their schedules in the wake of the Queen's death on Thursday.

HILLSBOROUGH, NORTHERN IRELAND - SEPTEMBER 13: King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort sign the visitors book at Hillsborough Castle on September 13, 2022 in Hillsborough, United Kingdom. King Charles III is visiting Northern Ireland for the first time since ascending to the throne following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, who died at Balmoral Castle on September 8, 2022. (Photo by Niall Carson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort sign the visitors book at Hillsborough Castle on September 13, 2022. (Niall Carson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Since her death, most channels have prioritised rolling news coverage of the aftermath of the monarch's death along with Charles' ascension to the throne.

Loose Women has not been broadcast since the day of the Queen's death with ITV opting to instead air an extended news special.

Lorraine airs weekdays at 9am on ITV.