Prince Philip's death ‘celebrated’ by 2 men outside Buckingham Palace angers Internet: 'Absolutely shameful, low'

A journalist, in the video, approached the men and urged them not to open the bottle of Prosecco they had, to which one of them said it is a 'celebration of death.' However, they soon agreed to not open the bottles and subsequently cycled off


                            Prince Philip's death ‘celebrated’ by 2 men outside Buckingham Palace angers Internet: 'Absolutely shameful, low'
A screengrab of the video showing the men celebrating with a bottle of Prosecco (Twitter/MahyarTousi)
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Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh passed away on April 9, 2021, at the age of 99. While many seem to be mourning the loss of the royal family member, there are also those who are celebrating it. And it’s not just people from former British colonies doing it online. The celebration seems to have leaked into the real world. 

Two men said they were "celebrating" the death of Prince Philip with Prosecco -- a sparkling wine made primarily in Veneto, Italy -- outside Buckingham Palace as mourners paid tribute to the royal. A clip that has gone viral on social media shows the men talking to each other on bicycles outside the gates of Buckingham Palace.

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YouTuber Mahyar Tousi shared the video on Twitter with the caption, “Attention seekers have now left with their champagne bottles after being approached by me and @tomhfh.” GB News correspondent Tom Harwood also shared videos of the same. He wrote, “As these two started to open their Prosecco bottles - presumably intending to pop them over the crowd - I walked over. They decided to stop opening their bottles and moved on. Wise.”

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The journalist, in the video, approached the men and urged them not to open the bottles, to which one of them said it is a “celebration of death”. However, they soon agreed to not open the bottles and subsequently cycled off.

The reactions to this incident were mixed online. Many considered it disrespectful. One Twitter user wrote, “I wonder how they'd feel of people celebrated the death of one of their close family members.” Another Twitter user said, “I have no problem with people being republican and disliking the royals, however, a woman has lost the husband she was married to for 70 plus years. Compassion costs nothing. Disagree and debate, but at least so a bit of humanity.”

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“Absolutely shameful and low. What is with people. ‘Celebration of death.’ I’m sure if it was one of their loved ones they wouldn’t be in such a celebratory mood,” wrote a Twitter user. Another said, “I am dismayed at how they were clearly trying to convince themselves it was a good idea, in the face of being recorded. Clearly their better judgement told them it wasn't.”

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But there were also those who approved of it. “I would like to send these two fine fellows as much Prosecco as they can drink on this beautiful Friday afternoon,” wrote a Twitter user. Another said, “England is great because you have to get sad when the 99 year old racist incestuous pedophile dies or Tom from Fauntleroys School for Fancy Lads will shame you.”

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Prince Philip is survived by his wife, his children, including the Prince of Wales, Charles, Princess Royal, Anne, Duke of York, Prince Andrew, Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward, his grandchildren, who include Princes William and Harry, as well as his great-grandchildren.

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