There will be 500 international leaders out of 2,000 dignitaries who will attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Not to mention that this will be one of the biggest events ever, not only in the UK but around the world, as thousands of mourners will take to the streets. More people are expected to attend the Queen’s funeral than the 2012 London Summer Olympics and golden jubilee weekend combined.
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Queen ‘treats everyone with dignity and respect’: Biden
“Queen Elizabeth is admired around the world for her unwavering commitment to service. She treats everyone with dignity and respect. Jill and I were honored to meet her and feel her warmth. Our hearts go out to the Royal family and the people of the United Kingdom,” US President Joe Biden wrote in his condolences to the Queen.
A moment of silence in honor of the Queen
On September 18, before the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, people across England observed a minute of silence in her memory. The government advises residents to take some time to reflect at home, among neighbors, or during locally held celebrations. The procession of mourners in Westminster Hall stopped for 60 seconds.
King Charles III was ‘deeply moved’ by the support of the people
Following the passing of her mother, Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles III thanked citizens for the support of UK citizens and around the globe.
“My wife and I have been deeply moved by the many messages of condolences and support we have received,” the statement from the King said.
Prince George, Princess Charlotte are likely to attend the funeral
Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince George, 9, are expected to attend the state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II. Prince William’s children, first in line to the throne, and his wife Catherine are likely to walk with the Royal family in the procession behind the queen’s coffin.
The last mourners enter Westminster Hall
The last mourners entered Westminster Hall less than two hours after lining up to see the Queen’s coffin lying in a closed state. After 5 am on September 19 (India time), the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sports said that the last individuals had entered the line.
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