“You can’t go and see the Queen. What if you go and see her and give the Queen coronavirus?” Cummings says.
In a BBC interview set to broadcast this evening, Dominic Cummings recalls the conversation he had with Boris Johnson, discouraging him from meeting the Queen during the first Covid wave.
The prime minister`s former adviser will accuse his boss of trying to risk the life of the monarch by having physical contact and passing the virus to her. Cummings will claim his intervention made Johnson reconsider his planned actions.
Recalling the conversation with his former boss, Cummings will allege that Boris Johnson said: “I’m going to see the Queen. That’s what I do every Wednesday. Sod this. I’m going to go and see her.”
“There’s people in this office who are isolating. You might have coronavirus. I might have coronavirus,” Cummings allegedly told the PM.
“You can’t go and see the Queen. What if you go and see her and give the Queen coronavirus? You obviously can’t go.”
Mr. Cummings will proceed to explain how he managed to convince the prime minister.
On the other hand, Downing Street will refute the conversation claimed by Mr. Johnson`s former adviser. There will also be an outline of how the PM has taken “necessary action to protect lives and livelihoods, guided by the best scientific advice”.