World

Boris Johnson apologized to Queen Elizabeth II after learning that two parties were held in Downing Street on the eve of her husband’s funeral

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson waits for Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba outside 10 Downing Street in London, UK.  May 20, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson waits for Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba outside 10 Downing Street in London, UK. May 20, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office apologized to Queen Elizabeth II after it emerged that two parties were held in Downing Street on the eve of the funeral of her husband, Prince Philip of Edinburgh., and in full confinement, a spokesman reported on Friday.

“Is deeply regrettable that this has taken place at a time of national mourning and Downing Street has apologized to the palace”, affirmed the spokesman, specifying that the apologies were presented through official channels.

Johnson faces the most serious crisis of his mandate after learning of the existence of a series of social gatherings at your residence during the COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions, some of them held at a time when the population was prohibited from saying goodbye in person to their dying relatives.

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves his official residence at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain January 12, 2022. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves his official residence at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain January 12, 2022. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

After building a political career on flouting convention, Johnson is subjected to a mounting pressure from some of his own MPs for him to resign over an alleged breach of rules at Downing Street.

According to The Telegraph, on April 16, 2021, other two booze parties inside Downing Street, when indoor and outdoor social gatherings were limited. Johnson was at his country residence in Checkers that day, according to the newspaper.

Such was the revelry in Downing Street, according to The Telegraph, that staff went to a nearby supermarket to buy a suitcase of alcohol, used a laptop to play music and broke a swing used by the prime minister’s young son.

The next day, Queen Elizabeth said goodbye to Prince Philip, her husband of 73 years, after his death at age 99.

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II looks at the coffin of her husband, Britain's Prince Philip, who died aged 99, during his funeral service at St George's Chapel in Windsor, Britain, April 17. 2021. Jonathan Brady/Pool via REUTERS
FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II looks at the coffin of her husband, Britain’s Prince Philip, who died aged 99, during his funeral service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, Britain, April 17. 2021. Jonathan Brady/Pool via REUTERS

Dressed in black and wearing a white-trimmed black mask, the 95-year-old Elizabeth sat alone — in strict compliance with coronavirus rules — during Philip’s funeral at Windsor Castle.

(With information from AFP and Reuters)

KEEP READING:

Boris Johnson apologized to the British for having thrown a party in the midst of a pandemic: “I must accept responsibility”
“I want to apologize…”: the moment in which Boris Johnson admitted to having attended a party in the midst of a pandemic
‘Bring your own bottle’: Scotland Yard investigates Boris Johnson’s party at Government House amid lockdown

Source link

HELEN HERNANDEZ

Helen Hernandez is our best writer. Helen writes about social news and celebrity gossip. She loves watching movies since childhood. Email: Helen@oicanadian.com Phone : +1 281-333-2229

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker