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Questions raised over Royal tour
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Questions raised over Royal tour

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's decision to tour the UK despite coronavirus restrictions was further questioned today when Downing Street repeatedly refused to endorse the trip. The Prime Minister's official spokesman was asked five times whether he believed the three day rail journey was necessary or Covid-compliant. Each time, he simply replied that it was a matter for the palace, elaborating only to highlight the current guidelines by which the public had been asked to abide. Downing Street later appeared to backtrack, only adding to the confusion, insisting that Boris Johnson welcomed the morale boost the royal would provide. A No 10 spokesman swiftly added: The PM is delighted to see the warm reception the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have received on th...