Buckingham Palace has insisted the Queen is "politically neutral" over the EU referendum after reports claimed she backed Brexit in a row with former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.
It comes after a report in The Sun claimed Her Majesty "let rip" at Mr Clegg during a lunch at Windsor Castle, telling him she believed the European Union was heading in the "wrong direction".
Mr Clegg has dismissed the claims as "nonsense."
I think it's appalling that people who want to drag the UK out of the European Union now want to drag the Queen into the EU referendum debate.
A spokesman for Buckingham Palace told the newspaper: "The Queen remains politically neutral, as she has for 63 years. We would never comment on spurious, anonymously sourced claims.
“The referendum will be a matter for the British people."
Last month questions were raised as to whether the Duke of Cambridge had appeared to signal his support for Britain remaining in the EU during a speech at the Foreign Office.
Kensington Palace said the Duke of Cambridge's comments were not a political speech.