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Queen Labelled 'Classy' After Secret Decision Over Philip's Funeral Emerges

Ali Condon

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Queen Labelled 'Classy' After Secret Decision Over Philip's Funeral Emerges

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Queen Elizabeth has been highly praised after a secret decision she made surrounding Prince Philip's funeral emerged this week.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh passed away in April 2021, at the age of 99.

The world watched on as Queen Elizabeth sat alone in the pews for her husband's funeral, in-keeping with lockdown restrictions at the time, which involved strict social distancing rules and a maximum of 30 mourners at funerals.

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The Queen has been praised over her decision on Prince Philip's funeral. (Credit: Shutterstock)
The Queen has been praised over her decision on Prince Philip's funeral. (Credit: Shutterstock)

What should have been an assembly of 800 mourners at St George's Chapel was limited to 30 guests in face coverings, while members of the public were urged not to gather at Windsor.

It has since emerged that the Government had offered Queen Elizabeth an opportunity to waive lockdown restrictions for Prince Philip's funeral.

However, according to Private Eye, Her Majesty refused the offer on the grounds that it would be unfair to others who have had to mourn loved ones in lockdown.

Prince Philip died in April 2021. (Credit: PA)
Prince Philip died in April 2021. (Credit: PA)

The Queen supposedly preferred to set an example to the public than be an exception to the rules.

Learning of the monarch's sacrifice almost one year later, people are praising her decision as "classy", especially in the wake of reports of Downing Street parties that went ahead in the height of the pandemic.

It is understood that Prime Minister Boris Johnson attended a "bring your own booze" event that was held on 20th May, 2020, in the Downing Street Garden, while members of the public faces fines for gathering, or even leaving their homes.

Learning of the Queen's secret decision to uphold lockdown restrictions at the time of the Duke's funeral, rather than use her status to overturn the rules, one person commented: "Classy to the core."

Another tweeted: "Can this woman ever do wrong? So consistently graceful."

A third wrote: "The Queen, as always, showing what a true leader she is and how she sets the right example all the time."

(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)

Tyla has reached out to Buckingham Palace for comment.

Topics: News, The Queen, Royal Family

Ali Condon
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