LONDON, GBR.— The british government has formally apologized to queen elizabeth ii for two parties that took place at its headquarters in Downing Street last April 16, the eve of the funeral of prince philip of edinburgh and when he United Kingdom He was in mourning, a spokesman reported Friday.
The source said that the events, at which the prime minister was not present, Boris Johnson, They were “regrettable” and confirmed that apologies have been made to the palace.
On April 17, Isabel II, 95, attended her husband’s funeral at the Château de Windsor, sitting alone and wearing a mask, in compliance with the restrictions due to the pandemic that members of the Executive ignored.
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“It is most unfortunate that this took place at a time of national mourning and 10 Downing Street (Johnson’s official office) has apologized to the palace.”, said the spokesman in statements to the media.
“You heard the prime minister this week, he has recognized that Downing Street must be held to the highest standards and take responsibility for things that were not done right.”, he added.
The newspaper “The Daily Telegraph” revealed last night that the April 16th Two parties were held until late at night at the government headquarters, one to bid farewell to the then Johnson Communications Director James Slack, and one for a official photographer.
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In a statement released today by News UK, editor of the newspaperThe Sun”, of which he is now deputy director, Slack assumes “full responsibility” for an event that “shouldn’t have happened”.
“I wish to apologize unreservedly for the outrage and pain caused. That event should not have happened at that time. I’m very sorry and I take full responsibility.”, declares the journalist.
Slack indicates that he cannot make any further comments until the senior official Sue Gray conclude within a few days its internal investigation into various celebrations in Downing Street allegedly violated health and social standards, including one the May 20, 2020 which Johnson admits to having attended.
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The news of these last two parties organized while the monarchy cried the death of prince philip the previous April 9 at age 99 adds pressure on the leader “tory”, whose resignation has been requested by the opposition and some conservative deputies.