Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assembly along with his British counterpart Theresa Could at her Downing Avenue workplace earlier this week may have turned chaotic if a pregnant duck nesting in one of many home windows had been by chance disturbed, it has emerged.
On Wednesday, earlier than Modi arrived at 10 Downing Avenue for his breakfast assembly with Could, the British Prime Minister’s aides had an extra briefing for her – stay away from the brooding duck dubbed as ‘Duckula’ to avert a disaster of a non-political nature.
Could was warned by her chief of employees, Gavin Barwell and one other aide that the brown chicken, extremely protecting of her unborn ducklings, may assault if anybody obtained too near the nest, The Sunday Instances reported.
Modi’s bilateral assembly with Could at her workplace was his first cease throughout his four-day UK go to to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Authorities Assembly (CHOGM).
The 2 leaders coated a variety of matters of mutual curiosity throughout their interplay, with out upsetting the nesting duck it might appear.
The so-called “feathered fiend” had taken up residence in a window field outdoors the Cupboard Room of No 10 Downing Avenue whereas she sat on her eggs.
“Geese might be extraordinarily aggressive when their eggs are about to hatch. They go a bit quackers,” an aide instructed the newspaper.
“It’s a scorching day. For those who’re fortunate, Prime Minister, the duck will go to the pond,” the aide instructed Could.
She additionally hosted the leaders of Canada, Australia and New Zealand – Justin Trudeau, Malcolm Turnbull and Jacinda Ardern, pregnant together with her first little one – afterward Wednesday, who have been all reportedly warned to steer clear of the chicken.
Ducklings hatch each spring within the Downing Avenue backyard. When they’re large enough, a member of employees is deputed to open the again gate to allow them to cross Horse Guards Parade behind the Prime Ministerial office-cum-residence to hitch the thriving mallard neighborhood in St. James’s Park.
“There they will reside out their lives in peace. The police assist them over the street,” a Downing Avenue official was quoted as saying.