Downing Street apologizes to Elizabeth II for the parties leading up to the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral

The UK government this Friday apologized to Queen Elizabeth II for holding two parties the night before the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral, a revelation made last Thursday that was putting pressure on Prime further increased Minister Boris Johnson.

According to the Daily Telegraph, they met on the 16th. The next day, Queen Elizabeth II sat alone at her husband’s funeral; one of the symbolic images of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Downing Street apologizes to Elizabeth II for the parties leading up to the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral
Downing Street apologizes to Elizabeth II for the parties leading up to the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral

A Downing Street spokeswoman has confirmed that former government spokesperson James Slack “gave a farewell speech” that day when he left to work for The Sun newspaper. He thanked all colleagues for their work, some of whom “worked from home”.

At first, Downing Stret avoided answering other questions, but hours later he not only asked for forgiveness but also addressed his apology specifically to Buckingham Palace. She considers it “very regrettable” that the parties were organized “in a moment of national mourning,” according to the BBC.

For its part, Slack issued a statement “unreservedly” apologizing for “the trouble and damage caused”. “This event should not have taken place at this time. I am deeply sorry and I take full responsibility,” he said in a statement from ‘The Sun’.

Johnson already apologized on Wednesday for attending another party in May 2020, but the pressure around him has increased and there are already several party colleagues openly calling on him to resign. The opposition has also called him to account.

Labor “number two” Angela Rayner has questioned behavior on Downing Street and made ugly that the last party that saw the light was just hours after Prince Philip’s funeral as “the Queen.” sat alone “. , with the “trauma” and the associated “victim” to respect the sanitary measures.

Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey also noted that “while she (Elizabeth II) was in mourning, parties were being held at number 10 (Downing Street)”. “The queen sitting alone … was one of the defining images of imprisonment,” he added.

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