Kirstie Allsopp blasts ‘madness’ of busy shop queues while Prince Philip mourners halted

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Kirstie Allsopp, 49, could not stop her outrage this evening when huge queues for shops were filmed as lockdown eases. The Location, Location, Location presenter called the scenes ‘madness’ as she pointed out mourners were have been told not to queue to lay flowers at Buckingham Palace after Prince Philip’s death.

The outspoken star posted on Twitter in view of her 426,000 followers about this.

She replied to a video shared by journalist Victoria Derbyshire which showed long queues outside of a shop in London.

Kirstie tweeted: “But you can’t queue to sign a book of condolence or lay flowers for Prince Philip.

“I think this sums up the current madness perfectly.”

Her comments come on the first day of the next stage of lockdown easing.

Non-essential shops were allowed to open for the first time in months in England as coronavirus restrictions are loosened.

Indoor swimming pools and gyms as well as pub and restaurant gardens were also opened.

However, mourners wishing to lay flowers at Buckingham Palace have been urged not to do so following Prince Philip’s death.

Queen Elizabeth II’s husband died on Friday morning at the age of 99.

Over the weekend, many flowers and tributes have been laid at the gates of Buckingham Palace.

Although, the public has been asked to refrain from doing this by the Palace and the government.

Mourners have been instead asked to pay tribute at home and the Palace has launched a virtual condolence book on its official website.

The Palace tweeted on April 9: “During the current public health situation, Books of Condolence will not be available for the public to sign.

“The Royal Family ask that members of the public consider making a donation to a charity instead of leaving floral tributes in memory of The Duke.”


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Many of Kirstie’s followers shared her outrage and responded to her tweet.

One wrote: “Tell me about it. Seriously. Total Madness.

“On my way to the dentist today, the queues everywhere were outrageous.”

Another penned: “It IS MADNESS!!! I just laugh my way through it, it’s quite cathartic.”

A third wrote: “Exactly this! It’s lunacy” while a fourth added, “Absolute madness.”

However, others were not as supportive of her tweet, arguing the difference between these acts.

One follower replied: “They asked for charity donations rather than flowers which makes sense.

“Shopping will boost the economy. Lining the streets with celephane and flowers that’ll die doesnt achieve anything (sic).”

Another added: “Two wrongs don’t yet make a right. It’s mad at train station as it would be for signing books of condolence or flower laying (sic).”

“I’m really not bothered – any push towards normality is to be embraced,” wrote a third.

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