Leaders and heads of state from around the world should come together in central London on Monday to wait hawaii funeral of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.
The queen is lying in state at the Palace of Westminster to permit members of the general public to cover their respects. On Monday morning, her coffin will undoubtedly be moved to the church for hawaii funeral service, that is scheduled to begin with at 6 a.m. ET.
A police official declined to detail the way the leaders would happen to be Westminster Abbey on Monday, citing security reasons. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Stuart Cundy added in a media briefing Friday that Londons Metropolitan Police is engaged in its largest policing operation ever.
The White House confirmed that Biden will attend the funeral and you will be associated with first lady Jill Biden.
Members of royal families across Europe have confirmed they are attending, including Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, and the prior Spanish king and queen, Juan Carlos and Sofia. Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II and her heir, Crown Prince Frederik, may also be attending.
Royal households from Norway, Sweden, holland and Belgium have all confirmed that they can be planing a trip to London for the funeral, in accordance with Reuters. Monarchs attending from outside Europe include Japan’s Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako.
On the list of national leaders in Europe who’ve confirmed their attendance is French President Emmanuel Macron. On Thursday, he wrote in a tweet that the hyperlink between France and the uk is “unbreakable.”
Other high-profile leaders from Europe that are coming, as reported by Reuters, are German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Irish President Michael D. Higgins.
Heads of state from the Commonwealth also have confirmed they are attending, including New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Indian President Droupadi Murmu.
Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan is likely to attend, angering some British lawmakers who have been banned from planing a trip to China this past year, once they criticized Beijing’s mistreatment of Muslim Uyghurs. China has denied any abuse of the Uyghurs.
Invitations to the funeral were delivered to heads of state of just about any country on the planet except Syria, Venezuela, Afghanistan, Russia, Belarus and Myanmar.
Britain doesn’t have full diplomatic ties with Syria, Venezuela or Afghanistan, and relations with Russia and Belarus collapsed after Moscow invaded Ukraine in February. Russia’s military has used Belarus as a base to launch attacks into Ukraine.
And the U.K. has reduced its diplomatic presence in Myanmar following a military coup there this past year.