Following the Duke of Edinburgh’s death on 9th April last year, Buckingham Palace was reportedly offered an easement of restrictions, which would have allowed more than 30 mourners to attend and relaxed social distancing rules, according to Private Eye.
But the Queen declined the offer as it would be unfair to others who were also bereaved during lockdown.
The magazine reports: “The palace told Downing Street that she wanted to set an example rather than be an exception to the rules.”
The Queen was offered an easing of restrictions for Prince Philip\u2019s funeral. She declined.pic.twitter.com/3ksLz4KdWq