Prime Minister Johnson is not going to Prince Philip’s funeral
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is not attending Prince Philip’s funeral. He is happy to give his seat to a relative, now that the ceremony at Windsor Castle means that only thirty people can attend the ceremony.
“The prime minister has always wanted the best for the royal family and so, to have as many family members as possible at the funeral, he does not attend the ceremony,” a Johnson spokesman told British media.
Johnson paid homage to Philip on Friday, who died at the age of 99. The country will mourn along with the royal family and Queen, he said.
Queen Elizabeth’s husband Philip will be buried next Saturday. The Queen has declared a period of national mourning up to the funeral. The family itself will observe a mourning period of two weeks.