Arrival of overseas leaders in London for the funeral of Elizabeth II –

Arrival of overseas leaders in London for the funeral of Elizabeth II –

The favored parade is nearing its finish, the official delegations are flocking: the general public has only some hours left on Sunday to assemble on the coffin of Queen Elizabeth, earlier than the state funeral on Monday within the presence of leaders from around the globe.

Arriving in London on Saturday night together with his spouse Jill, US President Joe Biden will be part of overseas heads of state, together with Frenchman Emmanuel Macron, introduced collectively by Charles III on Sunday on the finish of the day, the primary main diplomatic assembly of the brand new 73-year-old ruler.

They may meet Monday morning among the many 2,000 company of Westminster Abbey, the place Elizabeth II was topped in 1953, for the fruits of tributes paid in immense emotion for the reason that demise on September 8 of the monarch to recognition. planetary.

The general public will nonetheless have till 6:30 a.m. (7:30 a.m. in Switzerland) that day to assemble in Westminster Corridor, the oldest room within the British Parliament in entrance of the coffin of 1 who has crossed the ages with the identical sense of obligation. However given the appreciable ready time to parade in entrance of the coffin – 5 p.m. introduced on Saturday night – the queue must be closed by the top of the day on Sunday to new arrivals.

An organizational problem

The group of the state funeral, the primary since that of Winston Churchill in 1965, represents an unprecedented problem for the London police. “The largest operation” ever carried out by the London police, underlined the mayor of the capital Sadiq Khan, on the event of the go to of Charles and William to a command middle on Saturday.

After a remaining procession, Elizabeth II might be buried privately on Monday in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Citadel, west London, subsequent to her father King George VI and her husband Prince Philip.

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