During a tour of Number 10, the new PM shared an interesting titbit from the secret chat.
EuroNews journalist Vincent McAviney claimed that Johnson said the Queen made a savagely astute comment.
Allegedly, Her Majesty told him: “I don’t know why anyone would want the job.”
His staff then reportedly chastised him, and said “not to repeat those things so loudly”.
“I don’t know why anyone would want the job”
Johnson began his first Cabinet meeting this morning after launching a brutal cull of Theresa May’s team to deliver his “no ifs, no buts” Brexit by the Halloween deadline.
Arch-Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg and Vote Leave veterans Priti Patel and Dominic Raab joined discussions at the top table in Downing Street on Thursday morning.
Mr Johnson was flanked by Chancellor Sajid Javid on his left and Cabinet Secretary Mark Sedwill to his right.
The new Conservative leader told the room it was “wonderful to see this new team assembled here reflecting, I think, the depth and breadth of talent in our extraordinary party”.
“As you all know we have a momentous task ahead of us, at a pivotal moment in our country’s history,” he added.
“We are now committed, all of us, to leaving the European Union on October 31 or indeed earlier – no ifs, no buts.
“But we are not going to wait until October 31 to get on with a fantastic new agenda for our country, and that means delivering the priorities of the people.”
Mr Johnson firmly stamped his authority on Government by installing Brexiteers into key positions.
And more than half of May’s cabinet resigned or were sacked in a major overhaul of Government.