British Prime Minister Boris Johnson refused to go to the funeral of Prince Philip. This is reported by the Sky News channel, citing a statement from a Downing Street representative.
Due to restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus, only 30 people can attend the funeral. Johnson, in turn, wants to act entirely in accordance with what is best for the royal family. “Therefore, he will not attend the funeral on Saturday, so that as many family members as possible can do so,” the statement said.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the funeral of the husband of the British Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, can be held without mass events. It was noted that the funeral will not be able to attend all members of the royal family. In addition, due to coronavirus restrictions, the funeral is unlikely to be attended by royals from other countries and the heads of the Commonwealth of Nations (states that were formerly part of the British Empire).
Prince Philip died on April 9 at the age of 99, two months short of his centenary.