According to the Associated Press,
Buckingham Palace refused to comment on a BBC report by security correspondent Frank Gardner, who said…[Queen Elizabeth II] had been upset there was no way to arrest [Abu Hamza al-Masri].
…Gardner told the Today program. “I wouldn’t say she was necessarily lobbying, that’s not for me to say, but like anybody she was upset that her country and her subjects had been denigrated by this man who was using this country as a platform for his very violent, hateful views.”
Though the BBC apologized later for the breach of her confidence, the sentiment was clear.