(CNN) In his final appearance in Parliament as British Prime Minister, David Cameron opened with the quip that “apart from one meeting in the afternoon with the Queen, my diary is remarkably light.”
It was Cameron’s last Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, ahead of giving his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II — expected to take place around noon ET.
Cameron appeared to be in a jovial mood as he told members of Parliament: “I have addressed 5,500 questions from this dispatch box — I’ll leave it to others to decide how many I’ve answered.”
He also held up a photo of himself with Larry the Downing Street cat, saying he loved the “chief mouser” and was sad to be leaving him behind.
Gesturing across the room and up to his wife, Samantha, watching from the gallery, he said: “I will miss the roar of the crowd, I will miss the barbs from the opposition, but I will be willing you on.
“Nothing is really impossible if you put your mind to it. After all, as I once said, I was the future once.”