Biden will not travel with a delegation to Queen Elizabeth’s funeral


Buckingham Palace did not invite President Joe Biden to assemble a delegation to attend Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral next week, and instead issued a specific invitation only to the president and first lady, an official said. from the White House to CNN.

The White House announced Sunday that Biden had formally accepted the invitation and would be joined by the first lady.

Previous state funerals, such as that of former South African President Nelson Mandela, have allowed the incumbent president to bring a delegation of officials to the event.

The Queen’s state funeral will take place on September 19 at Westminster Abbey, and she will rest in state at Westminster Hall from Wednesday, Buckingham Palace announced on Saturday.

The Queen’s coffin arrived at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh on Sunday, after a six-hour journey from Balmoral Castle to the Scottish capital. Britain’s oldest monarch died on Thursday aged 96 at her Scottish estate of Balmoral.


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