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Prince Philip’s death: UK in mourning amid pandemic lockdown

Released Monday, 12th April 2021
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Prince Harry has arrived in the United Kingdom ahead of his grandfather Prince Philip’s imminent funeral.

The news coverage since the 99-year-old’s death on Friday has been so intense the BBC had to remove its online complaints form after a deluge of feedback over its extensive programming.

In contrast, just 30 royal family members will be allowed to attend the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral at the historic St George’s Chapel later in the week under COVID-19 rules.

Today on Please Explain, national editor Tory Maguire and Europe correspondent Bevan Shields discuss how Britain is combining national mourning with a COVID-19 lockdown.

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