Despite the fact that the date on which Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral will take place has not yet been confirmed, several leaders and world leaders have shown their willingness to attend the ceremony to pay tribute to the longest-serving monarch. of reign in the history of the United Kingdom.
What is known is that it will take place in Westminster Abbey, the church where Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in 1953.
Who will attend?
The president of United States, Joe Bidensaid this Friday that he will attend the funeral of the Queen isabel II in Great Britain. “I don’t know the details yet, but I will go,” said Biden, who spoke to the media before addressing the Air Force One at Columbus International Airport in Ohio, where he had been giving a speech.
Biden He said that he had not yet spoken to the queen’s son, the king charles iii.
“I know him … I didn’t call him,” he said.
Biden He first met the queen in 1982 when he was a US senator traveling to the UK with a congressional delegation. He last saw her in 2021, several months after he became president, while attending a summit of world leaders in south-west England.
The Emperor of Japan, Narutoannounced this Saturday that he plans to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II of England, according to Japanese media.
The Government and imperial house they would be organizing the agendas for the emperor and empress to attend the state funeral in London. The empress, who is undergoing medical treatment, would accompany Naruto as long as you’re okay.
In case that Naruto finally attend the funeral of Elizabeth II, this trip would be the first visit abroad since she acceded to the throne, in May 2019.
The Japanese imperial family and the British royal family have historically had a close relationship. the emperor emeritus, akihitoattended the coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953.
RECEP TAYIP ERDOGAN
The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, also indicated his intention to attend. “If we find the opportunity, we would like to be present at this ceremony,” she commented.
ROYAL FAMILIES OF EUROPE
According to what was reported by the British media Guardian, members of the royal families of Europe, from countries such as Spain, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlandswill also travel to the westminster abbey to pay tribute. “However, at least one leader will shine through his absence,” reads the British newspaper’s publication when referring to Vladimir Putinwho offered his condolences to King Carlos III.
“For many decades, Elizabeth II rightfully enjoyed the love and respect of her subjects, as well as authority on the world stage,” the Kremlin said in a statement.
On the other hand, the president of France, Emmanuel Macronpaid an unscheduled visit to the British embassy in Paris on Friday to sign the Queen’s book of condolences.
“I warmly thank President Emmanuel Macron for his visit to the British residence today to pay tribute to Her Majesty the Queen on behalf of the French people,” said the ambassador to France, Menna Rawlings.
With more world leaders likely to arrive at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, a former commander of Britain’s Metropolitan Police, Bob BroadhurstHe said that this ceremony would be the biggest security operation ever seen in the UK.
“Virtually every nation in the world is going to want to send their king, queen, prime minister or president for the funeral,” he said.
(With information from The Guardian and EFE)
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