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King Charles III to host state event on eve of Queen’s funeral – details






Eve Crosbie




It was announced that King Charles III and Queen consort Camilla will host an official event for world leaders on Sunday, September 18, before the queen’s funeral In Monday.

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Buckingham Palace has yet to confirm a dress code for the engagement, which will feature heads of state, official guests abroad and working royals.

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Due to the fact that only working royals will attend, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, as well as Prince Andrew, will not be attending. Among the expected guests are US President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron and a number of foreign queens and kings.

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Meanwhile, according to documents obtained by Politics, heads of state and their partners in each country would have been banned from traveling by helicopter or with their own state cars. Instead, they are encouraged to travel to the UK on commercial flights and will arrive and depart in escorted coaches from a west London location.

US President Joe Biden is among those expected to attend the event ahead of the Queen’s funeral

As well as being invited to the reception hosted by the new King and to the funeral itself, they will have the opportunity to attend the Queen’s burial and sign the book of condolences at Lancaster House.

As well as foreign leaders, Queen Elizabeth’s funeral will also see the royal family gather en masse to mourn the monarch, who was a doting mother and grandmother to many. It is due to take place on Monday, which has been confirmed as a national day of mourning and a public holiday in the UK.

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After the funeral, the Queen’s coffin will travel in a procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington’s Arch and then to Windsor. Once there, the State Hearse will proceed in procession to St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, where a burial service will be held. The Queen’s final resting place should be the King George VI Memorial Chapel.

After the funeral, the Queen’s coffin will travel in a procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington’s Arch and then to Windsor. Once there, the State Hearse will proceed in procession to St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, where a burial service will be held.

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