Paying tribute. Ahead of Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral, world leaders and diplomatic guests have begun arriving in London – including President Joe Biden and first lady Dr. Jill Biden,
The 46th President of the United States, 79, and his wife, 71, arrived in London, making an emotional tour of Westminster Hall on Sunday, September 18, where the late Queen lies in state ahead of her Monday, September 19, funeral. After paying tribute to his coffin, the married couple traveled to Buckingham Palace.
“Our hearts go out to the royal family, King Charles and the whole family. It’s a loss that leaves a huge hole and sometimes you think you’ll never be able to overcome it,” the commander in chief told reporters on Sunday. Said to, given that he said King Charles III That his mother, the queen, would be with him “every step, every moment” as he moved forward.
Charles, 73, and wife Queen Consort Camilla – as well as some other working royals – are hosting Sunday receptions for foreign guests at the palace. The Bidens arrived that afternoon, immediately signing his name in a book of condolence.
“Queen Elizabeth II lived her life for the people she served with wisdom and grace,” wrote Jill according to a photograph at the time tweeted By new York Times‘White House Correspondent’ Zolan Kanno-Youngs,
The Queen, who served as British sovereign for 70 years, died on 8 September at the age of 96.
“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was more than a monarch. She defined an era,” the Delaware native and college professor wrote in a joint statement after the palace confirmed the Queen’s passing. “In a world of constant change , she was a steady presence and a source of comfort and pride for generations of Britons, including many who never knew their country without her. An enduring admiration for Queen Elizabeth II united people across the Commonwealth. His seven decades of history-making witnessed an era of unprecedented human progress and advances in human dignity. ,
The Bidens are among dignitaries invited to Her Majesty’s state funeral on Monday at Westminster Abbey, which concludes the country’s 12-day mourning period and various ceremonies in her honor. Elizabeth’s children and grandchildren, respectively, paid their respects to her legacy as they stood guard around her coffin.
Prince William And Prince Harry Marching through Westminster Hall, both dressed in military uniforms, watch over themselves on Saturday, September 17. their cousins - Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Zara Tindall, Peter Phillips, Lady Louise Windsor And James, Viscount Severn – also joined the emotional vigil.
The Queen’s Lay in the Kingdom period will conclude on Monday morning, as the Royal Family follows a military procession from the Government Building to Westminster Abbey for the memorial. They will then carry her coffin to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle for a Commitment Service, where the Queen and her late husband, Prince Philip, will be buried together in the royal vault of the King George VI Memorial Chapel.
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