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For party before funeral – British government apologizes to the Queen

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The night before Prince Philip’s funeral, Prime Minister Johnson threw a party with some of his colleagues. Now the government has officially apologized to the palace.

The British government has apologized to Queen Elizabeth II after revelations about parties at Downing Street on the eve of Prince Philip’s funeral. “It is deeply regrettable that this has come at a time of national mourning,” a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday. Downing Street has officially apologized to the Palace.

Johnson is already under massive pressure for violating the Corona rules during the first lockdown in May 2020 and apologized for the misconduct before Parliament on Wednesday. It has now emerged that Prime Minister Johnson’s office staff held another celebration – during the Corona lockdown and on the eve of Elizabeth’s husband Prince Philip’s funeral in April 2021.

According to a report in the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Johnson’s staff held two parties to celebrate the departure of two members of the Prime Minister’s team. According to the Telegraph, Johnson did not attend April 16 parties and was staying at his official country home, Checkers.

Philip’s funeral took place only in the immediate family circle. At that time, only meetings of 30 people were allowed due to the pandemic. The pictures of the mourning queen sitting alone on a bench in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle because of Corona regulations had touched people all over the world in April.

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