Parties the day before Prince Philip's funeral: Downing Street apologizes to Queen Elizabeth II

“PARTYGATE” – Already very weakened, this new revelation from the British press does not do the British Prime Minister’s business at all. This Friday, Downing Street apologized to Elizabeth II.

Antoine Llorca – 2022–14T14: 17: 49 .01+:

“The shit, it always flies in a squadron”, as Jacques Chirac said. Targeted for several days by calls for resignation within his own majority, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is struggling to remain at the head of the British government after his mea culpa for his presence at a party in Downing Street in full confinement in 2020. However, the situation has just become even more complicated following the revelations on Thursday evening from the British media The Telegraph.

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According to the daily newspaper, two parties in full confinement were organized by members of staff working in the office of the British Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street and this on the eve of Prince Philip’s funeral.

A celebration in the middle of a period of national mourning

Until the early morning this 12 April 2022, in a period of national mourning, Downing Street collaborators celebrated the departure of two members of the team, according to The Telegraph, communications director James Slack, since deputy editor of the tabloid The Sun, and a personal photographer for Boris Johnson.

These two heavily watered pots bringing together around thirty people, one of whom was organized in the basement of the building where a responsible was the DJ, had joined in the gardens of the official residence, according to the daily close to the power. A person had been sent to a supermarket to buy bottles of wine which she brought back to Downing Street in a suitcase, he said. On video

Queen Elizabeth II at the funeral of her husband, Prince Philip At the time, indoor meetings were prohibited, with the British only being able to meet with a maximum of six outside.

The day after these two very drunken celebrations, Elizabeth II and the royal family had buried Prince Philip. The image of the nonagenarian queen, all dressed in black up to the mask, sitting alone in the chapel of Windsor Castle during the funeral had shown the rigor of the confinements at the time.

Apology after yet another scandal

Following these revelations, Downing Street apologized this Friday to Queen Elizabeth II by official means. “It is deeply regrettable that this took place at a time of national mourning and the 10 (Downing Street) apologized to the Palace”, said a spokesperson for the Conservative leader. These apologies were made through official channels.

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Already overwhelmed by a series of other scandals, the Conservative leader apologized to Parliament on Wednesday for having attended a party on 20 may 2020 in the gardens from his official residence, claiming to have then thought that it was “a work meeting”. The event, for which an invitation had been sent by its secretary to a hundred people with the suggestion to bring their bottles, unfolded during a traumatic time for the British. In the midst of the first wave of Covid-16, only two people were allowed to meet outside and many Britons were unable to say goodbye to their dying loved ones.

Immediately, the opposition parties, Labor in the lead who accused him of being a liar, demanded his resignation, while the members of his government in their majority gave him their support, on Twitter or in the media.

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