British Prime Minister, Boris JohnsonAnd the Will not attend next Saturday At the funeral of Prince Philip, Which will limit its capacity due to pandemic restrictions, to allow more royals to attend.
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A spokesman for Downing Street, the official office of the Prime Minister, indicated that Johnson It will act “according to the interests of the royal family.”Therefore, “to accommodate the largest possible number of family members, will not attend” the ceremony.
The Restrictions due to the epidemic in England restrict the number of people who can be present at funerals to 30, Therefore, the funerals that will take place at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on Saturday the 17th will be on a smaller scale.
Before the ceremony there will be no wake-up or public processions, in line with the wishes expressed by Elizabeth II’s husband. He passed away on Friday at the age of 99.
Buckingham Palace developed that Prince Henry will be among the relatives The ceremony was attended, but not by his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, Megan, who because of her pregnancy had received medical advice not to travel from the United States.
This Sunday, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will lead a mass In memory of Prince Philip In Canterbury Cathedral (southeast England).
Until 7:00 GMT next Sunday at the 18th, the day after the funeral, The United Kingdom will remain in an official period of mourningIn the mid-range flags will be raised, the hosts of the major British channels will be dressed in black and Parliament is refraining from passing laws.
The government also does not plan to issue announcements related to the new measures, while ministers have suspended all media interviews, as well as regular press conferences to report on actions against Coronavirus pandemic.
With information from EFE