, 2022-09-18 04:11:15,
Biden arrives in UK for queen’s funeral; Liz Truss meeting postponed
U.S. President Joe Biden arrived in London late Saturday to pay respects to Queen Elizabeth II, who died earlier this month at the age of 96.
A planned meeting between Biden and United Kingdom Prime Minister Liz Truss has been postponed until after the queen’s funeral on Monday. The meeting was initially scheduled to occur before the funeral but has since been moved to Wednesday.
Biden is among the approximately 500 world leaders visiting London for the funeral. Other guests include Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and French President Emmanuel Macron.
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Each living US president invited to attend Washington, DC memorial service for Queen Elizabeth II
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will be the only American delegates to attend Queen Elizabeth II’s official funeral service in London Monday, but other U.S. dignitaries, including former U.S. presidents have been invited to attend a memorial service for the Queen in Washington, D.C.
All five living former U.S. presidents — including Donald Trump, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter — have been invited to “a Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” co-hosted by the British Embassy at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. next week.
“The Cathedral is honored to host a Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday, Sept. 21, in partnership with the British Embassy,” the National Cathedral said in a statement.
Queen Elizabeth II met with 13 of the last 14 presidents, including each of those who were invited to the memorial service.
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Prince William, Prince Harry and Queen Elizabeth II’s grandchildren honor their grandmother at vigil
Prince William, who is heir to the throne, stood at the head of the coffin, while Harry was at the foot.
Also in attendance were Princess Anne’s children, Zara Tindall and Peter Philips; Prince Andrew’s daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie; and the children of Prince Edward, Lady Louise Windsor and Viscount Severn.
Queen Elizabeth II’s grandchildren – eight in total – stood at the vigil for 15 minutes by her coffin at Westminster…
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