The UK week in pictures: Partygate apologies, Queen Elizabeth's birthday, and jousting

'The National' selects the most striking photos from across Britain over the past week

This week, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave the UK Parliament his “wholehearted apology” for breaching lockdown rules after he was fined for attending an illegal party in Downing Street, the country celebrated Queen Elizabeth II’s 96th birthday, and a jousting tournament in Leeds saw knights from around the world compete for the Queen's Jubilee Trophy.

Updated: April 22, 2022, 12:47 PM