Her Majesty the Queen last night launched an astonishing attack on the popular comedy series, Mrs Brown's Boys, calling it, 'banal, infantile, and 'a real piece of deeply unfunny shit.'
Talking to the BBC's Royal Correspondent, Nicholas Witchell, the furious monarch pulled no punches as she tore into the hit series, which chronicles the lives of a dysfunctional Dublin family.
"One doesn't pay one's TV licence fee to be served up drivel like this.
"It's just a load of Irish people swearing at each other.
"If I want to listen to profanity, I'll invite Princess Michael of Kent to join me for luncheon.
"Somebody told me the other day that Mrs Brown isn't even a real woman, and that the part is played by a man.
"What sort of message does that send out to young people?
"No wonder there is so much perverse and unseemly behaviour these days. Just look at Prince Andrew!"
In 1975, The Queen controversially attacked the gritty police drama, The Sweeney, which she described as 'a complete bunch of arse with too much rumpy-pumpy in it.'