Two parties held at No 10 hours before Prince Philip's funeral

New claims have emerged that two parties were held in Downing Street the night before the Queen heartbreakingly sat alone at the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral.

The separate events are said to have taken place on the evening of April 16, 2021 and, once reunited, allegedly continued into the early hours of the morning.

The Telegraph reports that one of the events was held to mark the departure of James Slack, Boris Johnson’s former communications director.

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The other is said to have been a parting gift for the Prime Minister’s personal photographer.

According to a spokesman for No. 10 quoted in the publication, Boris Johnson was with Checkers at the time.

At that time people in England were limited to meeting groups of six people or two households outdoors.

The newspaper reported reports from witnesses that alcohol had been drunk and guests danced to music.

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The two events, each attended by around 30 people, are said to have started separately and later merged in Downing Street’s garden.

A Downing Street spokesman said of Mr Slack’s event: “On that person’s last day, he gave a farewell speech to thank every team for the work they had done in support of him, both those coming to work at the office as well as on one screen for those working from home.”

The spokesman did not comment further on allegations that a farewell meeting was held for the Prime Minister’s personal photographer.


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