London welcomes visitors to the funeral of Elizabeth II

London welcomes visitors to the funeral of Elizabeth II

US President Joe Biden landed in Stansted, close to London, on Saturday night, the place he’s to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Many dignitaries and topped heads are anticipated within the British capital, positioned underneath excessive surveillance.

The tenant of the White Home and his spouse should go to meditate on Sunday at 7:00 p.m. (Swiss time) in entrance of the stays of the monarch, who died 9 days in the past and on show 24 hours a day to the general public in London.

It’s not recognized whether or not Westminster Corridor will probably be evacuated for the event to ensure the protection of the American president. Throughout the wakes noticed by members of the royal household or different heads of state, the movement of holiday makers had not been interrupted.

Joe Biden will attend a reception hosted by King Charles III at Buckingham Palace on Sunday night for dignitaries in attendance.

For the king, the diplomatic ball started on Saturday with a gathering with representatives of 14 different Commonwealth kingdoms, together with Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Elizabeth II was very connected to this group at this time shaken by the republican temptations of sure members, within the Caribbean specifically, because of this modification of sovereign.

State funeral

London is making ready feverishly for its first state funeral since that of former Prime Minister Winston Churchill in 1965. The occasion attracts distinguished visitors to the capital, together with, along with the American president, his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, the European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel.

The Turkish presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Brazilian Jair Bolsonaro may also come, the Japanese emperor Naruhito for his first journey overseas since his accession to the throne in 2019, and even the Saudi prince Mohammed ben Salmane, generally known as “MBS”.

Many topped heads have been invited, like Prince Albert of Monaco or the King of Spain Felipe VI, in addition to his father Juan Carlos I, who abdicated in 2014 and now lives in exile within the United Arab Emirates.

Westminster Abbey, the place the funeral will probably be held Monday at 12:00 p.m., can accommodate 2,000 folks. For the police, the occasion guarantees to be much more imposing than the Olympic Video games, which passed off in London in 2012.


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