There were 250 in Westminster Abbey for Easter Day Eucharist. I know that Covid is a fiendishly clever critter, but can it really distinguish between normal congregants and mourners at a funeral? Why the harsher limit on the latter? Do those purse-lipped puritans on SAGE fear that grief might drive people to have a Covid-reckless sherry afterwards and start hugging the people they love? To borrow a favourite Prince Philip word, it’s bunkum.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral is taking place on Saturday afternoon within the grounds of Windsor Castle, to avoid crowds gathering during the coronavirus pandemic
A statement issued by Buckingham Palace just after midday spoke of the Queen’s „deep sorrow“ following his death at Windsor Castle on Friday morning.
He was the longest-serving royal consort in British history.