London. – Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral will be held in London on Monday 19 September. It will be attended by many world leaders, members of the royal family and other dignitaries.
The king died on Thursday at the age of 96 and after 70 years on the throne At Balmoral Castle, a private summer residence in Scotland.
Since then, the country is gradually preparing to bid farewell to its guide and symbol since 1952 at a state funeral that will take place next Monday in Westminster Abbeyin central London.
The day before, the British would be asked to keep minute of silence20 o’clock (local time) on Sunday.
Heads of foreign states, as well as members of the world’s royal family, They will not be able to get to London in private planes, nor travel by helicopters or their own cars, According to the strict rules laid down in the protocol for foreign leaders.
Foreign heads of state and their spouses bound for London have been asked to arrive in the United Kingdom commercial flights and will be transported by bus to Westminster Abbey, Because Heathrow Airport will not be available for private flights or aircraft parking, according to private documents revealed by some of the leading British media.
The instructions reveal The logistical challenge of absorbing the large number of foreign heads of state They will be arriving in London at the end of next week.
The dilemma will be for the President of the United States, Joe Biden, who will likely ask for it Extra security.
Can you imagine Joe Biden on the bus?The portal revealed that a foreign ambassador based in London complained via Whatsapp message early Sunday. Politician from London.
Guide, first reported by Politicianindicates that international guests must Keep your delegations as small as possible and that funeral invitations are ideally limited to the head of state and his wife, without their family or his staff.
For its part, the British government has apologized for not being able to accept any other family members or employees as special guests. Westminster Abbey will be so packed with the event that it will be impossible for more than one high-level representative from each country and their partner to attend, the FCDO lamented in the event’s official protocol message. Event.
According to the same document, King Charles III will host a reception for all foreign leaders at Buckingham Palace the night before the funeral.
The following heads of state and government said they would come to London: