The British Government apologizes for the parties on the eve of the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh

The british government He has reacted after the scandal that was uncovered this Friday that he would have organized two parties on the eve of the funeral of Prince Philip of Edinburgh. The Executive has formally apologized to Queen Elizabeth II for the parties that took place on April 16, when the United Kingdom was in mourning.

The source, a government spokesman, said the events, in which Prime Minister Boris Johnson was not present, were “regrettable” and confirmed that have apologized to the palace.

On April 17, Elizabeth II, 95, attended her husband’s funeral at Windsor Castle, sitting alone and wearing a mask, in compliance with pandemic restrictions that members of the Executive ignored.

Boris Johnson is immersed in a scandal over the parties that have taken place in Downing Street during the pandemic, breaching the restrictions imposed. The British Prime Minister went to the House of Commons on Wednesday to render accounts for the first time and refused to resign, saying that he believed they were “work events”.

“I want to apologize. I know that millions of citizens of this country have made extraordinary sacrifices over the last 18 months. I know the anguish they’ve been through, not being able to grieve for their families, not being able to live their lives the way they wanted or do the things they love,” the Tory leader said. “And I understand the anger they feel when they think the rules don’t were enforced in Downing Street by the same government that issued the rules,” he continued.

“When I walked into that garden, just after 6pm on May 20, 2020, to thank the work groups before returning to my office 25 minutes later to continue working, I implicitly believed that this was an event work. With hindsight, I should have sent everyone who was there home. I should have found some other way to thank them.” “I apologize for not having acted in the right way”.

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