Queen's staff 'angry' over Downing Street Xmas party after Her Majesty was forced to sit alone during Philip's funeral

THE Queen's staff are reportedly angry over revelations of a Christmas party at No.10 after the monarch was forced to sit alone during Prince Philip's funeral.

Palace servants are said to have reacted with "utter dismay" at Downing Street's Christmas party scandal which came to light last week.


At the beginning of the pandemic, Her Majesty left Buckingham Palace formed a support bubble with her late husband Philip at Windsor Castle.

There, dedicated staff were forced to spend months away from their families in order to protect the 95-year-old Queen.

Royal staff told The Mirror that during the pandemic, "sacrifices were made from the very top all the way down" but have now been left "worthless" due to Downing Street's alleged illegal parties.

One staff member, who has more than ten years of service working for the Queen, said some colleagues became "visibly upset" when discussing how the monarch was forced to sit alone at Prince Philip's funeral.

Heartbreaking pictures from the late Duke's funeral in April show the Queen adhering to social distancing measures as she paid a final farewell to her husband.

“It would be a gross understatement to say people are angry," one servant told The Mirror.

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“Many missed Christmas, birthdays, other special occasions and weeks on end away from their families.

“But it was all in the spirit it was for the greater good and we were doing our bit.

“It’s a slap in the face for anyone frankly.”

Yesterday Labour leader Keir Starmer criticised the Prime Minister for not abiding by the rules and used the Queen as an example of someone who did – even on one of the most difficult days of her life.

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"Her Majesty the Queen sat alone when she marked the passing of the man she'd been married to for 73 years," he told the Commons.

"Leadership, sacrifice – that's what gives leaders the moral authority to lead.

"Does the Prime Minister think he has the moral authority to lead and to ask the British people to stick to the rules?"

Meanwhile, Boris Johnson has cancelled a boozy Christmas bash with 120 Conservative donors.

He pulled the plug just hours before last night’s event at Christie’s auction house in central London.

Tory party bosses had planned to push ahead despite anger over a video showing sniggering aides laughing about last year’s lockdown-breaking bash.

While raging Tory backbenchers warned their locals were "f**king raging" over the explosive row.

It comes after the Met Police announced that they wouldn't be probing the No.10 Christmas party last year.

'ABSENCE OF EVIDENCE'

The force last night said it won't investigate the lockdown party allegations due to an “absence of evidence” and their policy to not probe "historic breaches of Covid regulations".

Also yesterday Boris' top aide Allegra Stratton resigned in tears yesterday just hours after bombshell footage showed her laughing about a lockdown-busting Christmas party at No10.

The PM earlier said he was "sickened" by the leaked video of his senior advisers joking about the alleged illegal gathering last year.

In the Commons at lunchtime, Mr Johnson said the video leaked to ITV made him "furious" and launched an investigation into the December 18 party.

He said Downing Street staff could face "disciplinary action" but said he's been assured no Covid rules were broken.

Buckingham Palace has been contacted for comment.

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