In text accompanying the footage, Wootton wrote: “I wanted to return to Buckingham Palace today for some quiet reflection and lay my own tribute. Crowds young, old, from all ethnicities and backgrounds.
“Truly the best of British doing her justice.”
Wootton, in sunglasses and a blue shirt, can be seen laying a bouquet of flowers at the gates of the royal residence, before putting his fingertips and thumbs together.
He is then captured stepping back and looking around for a few seconds, before walking away.
However, Twitter users soon pointed out past comments from Wootton which appear to contradict the idea of filming yourself paying tribute to those who have passed away – namely one from 2020 when the broadcaster criticised Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
While the journalist has not responded to most of the criticism levied at him online, he did reply to a tweet from former BBC politics boss Rob Burley to clarify that the person filming him was his “long-suffering boyfriend, actually”.
Glad that issue of contention’s been cleared up.
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