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World leaders traveling to the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain have been asked to fly into the country on commercial flights, Politico writes, citing documents.
Those heads of state who insist on flying a private jet should go to London's less crowded airports than Heathrow.
Leaders were banned from using helicopters and their cars— they will be delivered by buses.
“Can you imagine [U.S. President] Joe Biden on a bus?”— noted one of the foreign ambassadors in London.
Only heads of state and their spouses or partners from each country will be able to attend the funeral. Those unable to attend the funeral can send someone else as their representative, such as the head of government.
On the eve of the memorial service, King Charles III will host a reception for all foreign leaders at Buckingham Palace.
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Heads of State will be able to attend the Queen's farewell ceremony and leave an entry in the condolence book at Lancaster House immediately afterwards. They will be allowed to honor Elizabeth II for three minutes.
Elizabeth II died on September 8 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. A ten-day mourning was declared in the country. The 73-year-old son of Elizabeth II, Charles, became the King of Great Britain. He took the name Charles III and ascended the throne on September 10.
The funeral of the British Queen will take place on September 19. The hearse with the coffin left Balmoral Castle and headed for Edinburgh, after which he will arrive in London.
US President Joe Biden accepted London's invitation to attend the Queen's funeral. He will be accompanied by First Lady Jill Biden. They will also be attended by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
The Kremlin ruled out President Vladimir Putin's trip to the funeral of Elizabeth II. Previously, London imposed sanctions against it.
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