‘Couldn’t wait for Queen’s funeral to be over’: Dr Shola sparks fury with anti-royal rant

Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu has sparked fury after she posted an anti-royal rant on Twitter. Contrasting the funeral to that of “genuinely grieved” Princess Diana, she claimed that “millions” of people in the UK “couldn’t wait for the Queen’s funeral to be over”. This came after the Government saif that more than 250,000 people visited Queen Elizabeth II as her coffin was lying-in-state.

Responding to the announcement, Dr Mos-Shogbamimu wrote on Twitter: “250k? More people mourned/grieved/visited Princess Diana passing than Queen Elizabeth…

“At least 3 million people in London alone not to talk of the rest of UK & globally genuinely grieved Diana

“Millions here couldn’t wait for Queen’s funeral to be over.”

She added: “Not symbol of unification”.

But many people criticised the commentator’s claim, saying that the two are not comparable.

Trish (@Writer53) said: “Diana Princess of Wales did not lie in state and as the 250k only applies to those queuing for the lying in state your comparison is pointless”.

Another person, Gracie (@Gracie_M1984) wrote: “Think you have to get your facts right on this before you tweet such nonsense.”

Meanwhile, Mollscroll (@mollscroll) said: “We tried to walk to Buckingham Palace on Sunday and gave up after about two hours, being unable to move further than a few yards at time.

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But others agreed with Dr Mos-Shogbamimu.

One user, @NigelMlilo, wrote: “Yah Diana’s was big and moved a lot of people”.

Another, @Lovers_Rock_xxx joked: “More people attended the Notting Hill Carnival.”

RyGuy (@RyGuy2927) added: “Diana was loved more that’s why.”

Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral took place at Westminster Abbey yesterday.

A peak audience of around 28 million people tuned in to watch the service, which was broadcast on more than 50 UK channels.

The funeral was conducted by the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle Dean of Westminster, while the sermon was delivered by the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury.