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

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

Jessica Rowe stood by her husband Peter Overton on Tuesday, after 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 post shared to her Instagram. 

‘Beyond proud of my darling 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, after 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, after his embarrassing gaffe during Channel Nine’s coverage of the Queen’s funeral on Monday. Both pictured 

‘Come home Petee – the girls, the pussycats, Daphne and I miss you!’ she added. 

Alongside the caption was a photo of a television screen showing Peter on screen in London.  

On Monday night, Channel Nine journalists Overton and Tracy Grimshaw were unable to identify Britain’s new prime minister as they provided commentary on the Queen‘s funeral. 

'Beyond proud of my darling husband and the Nine news team for their coverage of the Queen's funeral,' the 52-year-old wrote

‘Beyond proud of my darling husband and the Nine news team for their coverage of the Queen’s funeral,’ the 52-year-old wrote

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

‘So, this is a significant motorcade, we are being told now,’ Overton said.

‘Come with us as we try and identify who is getting out of the car. This is under police escort of course. I would suggest this might be royalty, Tracy. 

On Monday night, Channel Nine journalists Overton and Tracy Grimshaw  (right) were unable to identify Britain's new prime minister as they provided commentary 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 provided commentary on the Queen ‘s funeral 

‘Hard to identify. Maybe minor royals, members of the… I can’t identify them at this point …’ 

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

‘Good job Peter Overton. Didn’t know the new PM,’ one person tweeted.

Another wrote: ‘Happened to be passing by the living room in my house where my family are watching the Queen’s funeral. Tracy Grimshaw: ‘And we’re not sure who this is who has arrived’.’

As UK 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 as to who she was

As UK 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 as to who she was 

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

Someone else said: ‘Peter Overton and Tracy Grimshaw having 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’.

Ms Truss (pictured before the funeral on Monday) was the last world leader to be pictured with the Queen in her final official duty, just 48 hours before she died

Ms Truss (pictured before the funeral on Monday) was the last world leader to be pictured with the Queen in her final official duty, just 48 hours before she died

Moments later, Overton issued a correction.

‘I’m told that was Liz Truss the new Prime Minister in the distance, she could see hopping out of the car. Thank you very much for that information,’ he told viewers.

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

‘Karl and Ally, and Dickie, Dickie particularly, you’ll be spotting these faces and recognising them better than us, I think,’ Overton said.

Ms Truss was the last world leader to be pictured with the Queen in her final official duty, just 48 hours before she died.

Viewers at home took to social media to call them out on the blunder. 'Good job Peter Overton. Didn't know the new PM,' one person tweeted. The Queen's funeral is pictured

 Viewers at home took to social media to call them out on the blunder. ‘Good job Peter Overton. Didn’t know the new PM,’ one person tweeted. The Queen’s funeral is pictured 

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