London: Sarah Brown, the wife of former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, has revealed details of her life in the spotlight, including an embarrassing royal faux pas, in her memoir.
The memoir describes how she responded to the Duke of York Prince Andrew`s interest in the historic objects held at Chequers by showing him the wax death mask of Oliver Cromwell, reports the Mirror.
“There is a collective gasp, and I suddenly realise that this might not have been the most diplomatically sensitive gesture - showing the face of the signatory of King Charles I`s death warrant to a member of the Royal Family. Stumbling apologies,” she wrote in an extract printed in the Daily Mail.
She also tells of a barbecue at Balmoral Castle when the Queen drove her and her husband in a Range Rover.
“Having seen the film The Queen, there are elements of the scenes with the former prime minister that seem very accurate,” she added.