Boris Johnson’s government has come under renewed fire after it was revealed Downing Street staff threw more parties the night before Prince Philip’s funeral.
The Queen was famously pictured sitting alone during the service due to Covid protocols, sparking a wave of public sympathy. But it has now emerged that two other parties were taking place in Downing Street the night before the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral.
At the time, indoor mixing was prohibited. When was Prince Philip’s funeral?
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When did Prince Philip die?
Prince Philip died on April 9th, 2021 after a long illness. He was 99 years old and would have celebrated his 100th birthday on June 10th.
Due to Covid restrictions, the public have been advised not to leave flowers for the Duke of Edinburgh outside Buckingham Palace, although more than 100 tributes were left anyway.
When was Prince Philip’s funeral?
Prince Philip’s funeral took place on April 17, 2021 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. Around 13.6 million people in the UK watched it on TV.
However, it has since emerged that Downing Street aides were found drinking and dancing late into the night at two parties the night before the funeral service.
According to The Telegraph, advisers and officials attended the two exit events as the rest of the country was barred from mingling indoors with people from other households.
A staff member was allegedly sent to a supermarket near London’s Charing Cross station to buy wine.
The latest revelations have increased the pressure on Boris Johnson, with even Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross saying Johnson’s position was “no longer tenable”.
Where is Prince Philip buried?
Prince Philip was buried in the Royal Vault at St George’s Chapel in Windsor. The vault is over 200 years old and was first used in 1818 as a burial place for Queen Charlotte.
How long were the Queen and Prince Philip married?
The Queen and Prince Philip were married for just over 73 years until the Duke of Edinburgh’s death in April 2021.
Their wedding took place on November 20, 1947 at Westminster Abbey.
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