Boris Johnson Will Not Attend Prince Philip Funeral
By NaijaNews Nigeria April 11, 2021
NaijaNews Nigeria reports that Boris Johnson will not go to Prince Philip’s funeral, and will instead give up his seat to allow another family member to attend.
It comes after Buckingham Palace revealed that only 30 people would be attending the duke’s funeral, in an effort to follow COVID-compliant protocols.
A statement from a Downing Street spokesman said: “As a result of the coronavirus regulations, only 30 people can attend the funeral of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
The Conservative Party has also announced that it will suspend national campaigning ahead of next month’s local elections until Tuesday, and again on Saturday.nalnalnPhilip’s funeral will take place next Saturday at 3pm, with the public encouraged to watch on television and stay away from the area.
The proceedings will be kept within the confines of Windsor Castle and the Duke of Edinburgh’s body will be carried to the West Steps in a Land Rover, which was specially designed by Philip himself.
Prince Harry will be travelling from his home in the United States to attend, although his pregnant wife Meghan has been advised not to travel. It is understood she made every effort to join her husband but was not given chance to travel with her husband.