British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not attend the funeral of Prince Philip. The Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth for 74 years died peacefully Friday at Windsor Castle. He was 99 years old.

The prince will have a scaled-down funeral limited to just 30 people as the country continues to discourage large gatherings to stem the spread of COVID-19.

Johnson made the decision in order to allow for more of the royal’s immediate family and friends to be present.

The news that Johnson would be MIA was first reported by the Sunday Times of London political editor Tim Shipman in a tweet.

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