, 2022-09-18 12:26:15,
The U.K. will hold a minute of silence at 8 p.m. local time (3 p.m. ET) Sunday as the country has one more day of queuing to see Queen Elizabeth’s coffin lying in state.
The numbers of mourners continued to grow with a line stretching at least 5 miles. On Saturday, U.S. President Joe Biden and other world leaders and dignitaries flew into London ahead of the queen’s state funeral on Monday.
And the government shared details where the public can watch the day’s procession, including 125 cinemas screening the funeral. In addition to a number of viewing areas along the route, mourners will be able to watch on screens set up in Hyde Park, close to Buckingham Palace. There also will be screening sites at several towns and cities across the U.K.
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U.S. President Joe Biden pay his respects to the queen, gives condolences to King Charles III
The president signed the official condolence book and attended a reception Sunday at Buckingham Palace hosted by King Charles III before he attends the queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey on Monday.
Biden is among many world leaders who traveled to the United Kingdom to honor Queen Elizabeth’s long reign.
During his visit, Biden told media the queen “was the same in person as her image: decent, honorable and all about service.”
“Our hearts go out to the royal family, King Charles and all of the family. It’s a loss that leaves a giant hole and sometimes you think you’ll never overcome it,” the president said, adding that he told Charles the queen will be with him “every step of the way, every moment.”
In the official condolences book, first lady Jill Biden wrote, “Queen Elizabeth II lived her life for the people she served with wisdom and grace,” according to a photo tweeted by New York Times’ White House correspondent Zolan Kanno-Youngs.
Prince Andrew says he will miss the queen’s ‘insights, advice and humor’
Addressing the late monarch as “Mummy, Mother, Your Majesty,” Andrew said: “It has been an honor and privilege to serve you.”
Andrew, 62, said “I have found your knowledge and wisdom infinite,” adding, “I will miss your insights, advice and humor.”
Andrew, the third of the queen’s four children, has been relieved of official royal duties and stripped of his…
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