Prime Minister John Key’s audience with the Queen turned into a family affair – he took wife Bronagh and daughter Stephie along for the big occasion.

Key, who has been in Britain for the Queen’s diamond jubilee, got a private audience with her at Buckingham Palace overnight New Zealand Time.

She used the meeting to seek assurances over Christchurch Cathedral after being inundated with pleas from New Zealand to save the building.

“The Queen has had an extraordinarily large amount of correspondence in relation to the Christchurch Cathedral,” Key said.

 

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