Paying tribute. Leading up to the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, world leaders and diplomatic guests have begun to arrive in London, including President Joe Biden and first lady Dr. Jill Biden.
When the 79-year-old 46th President of the United States and his 71-year-old wife arrived in London on Sunday, September 18, they made an emotional visit to Westminster Hall, where the late Queen lay before her death on Monday, September. 19, funeral. After paying their respects to her coffin, the couple went to Buckingham Palace.
“Our hearts go out to the royal family, King Charles and the entire family. This is a loss that leaves a huge hole, and sometimes you think that you will never overcome it, ”said the commander in chief. reporters Sunday, noting what he said King Charles III that his mother, the queen, would be with him “every step of the way, every moment” moving forward.
Charles, 73, and wife Queen consort Camilla — as well as several other working members of the royal family — host a Sunday reception for foreign guests at the palace. The Bidens arrived the same day, immediately signing a condolence book.
“Queen Elizabeth II lived her life for the people she served with wisdom and grace,” Jill wrote at the time, according to the photo. tweeted on The newspaper “New York Times“White House Correspondent Zolan Kanno-Youngs.
The Queen, who served as the British monarchy for 70 years, died on September 8 at the age of 96.
“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was more than just 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 has been a constant presence and a source of comfort and pride to generations of Britons, including many who never knew their country without her. Enduring admiration for Queen Elizabeth II has united people across the Commonwealth. The seven decades of her historic reign have witnessed an era of unprecedented human progress and the advancement of human dignity.”
The Bidens are among the dignitaries invited to Her Majesty’s state funeral on Monday at Westminster Abbey, which ends the country’s 12-day mourning period and various vigils in her honor. Elizabeth’s children and grandchildren, respectively, paid tribute to her legacy by standing guard at her coffin.
Prince William as well as Prince Harry took over the watch on Saturday 17 September, both in uniform marching into Westminster Hall. Their cousins are Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Zara Tindall, Peter Phillips, Lady Louise Windsor as well as James, Viscount Severn also joined the emotional vigil.
The Queen’s State Period will end on Monday morning when the royal family follows the military procession from Government House to Westminster Abbey to the memorial. They will then take her coffin in a hearse to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle for a solemn service, where the Queen and her late husband, Prince Philip, will be buried together in the royal crypt of the King George VI Memorial Chapel.
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