President Joe Biden has confirmed that he will attend Queen Elizabeth’s funeral, which is expected to take place in about 10 days.
“I don’t know the details yet, but I will go,” Biden told reporters.
He also said that he had not yet spoken to King Charles III.
On Thursday, Biden went to the British Embassy in Washington to sign a book of condolences. He was joined by First Lady Jill Biden and British Ambassador to the US Karen Pierce.
The President also ordered that US flags be flown at half mast until the late Queen’s burial.
In 1952, at the state funeral of George VI, Secretary of State Dean Acheson represented the United States, as President Harry Truman was not present. General Dwight Eisenhower, who was elected president later that year, did attend.
No date has yet been announced for Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral. The ceremony is expected to take place at Westminster Abbey.
The Queen died on Thursday afternoon at Balmoral Manor in Scotland. Her coffin is expected to be transported to Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh on Sunday, followed by a procession and service at St Giles’ Cathedral the following day.
Biden told the Daily Mail Thursday night that he would likely attend the funeral.