The peculiar preparations for Queen Elizabeth II’s burial

The longest-ruling British queen, Queen Elizabeth II, will be buried at Westminster Abbey on September 19. Her funeral will be the first state funeral in Britain since Sir Winston Churchill’s in 1965.

At the official funeral, there will be a lot of world leaders, members of famous royal houses, and former British prime ministers.

US President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Japanese Emperor Naruhito, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen are all expected to attend the state funeral in London.

What is known about the plans for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral at the moment are the following:

Please use only commercial planes.

According to a story in Politico, world leaders have been told that if they want to go to Heathrow International Airport, they should take commercial flights instead of official planes.

no automobiles

The article says that world leaders won’t be able to use helicopters or cars to get to the funeral home. It was said that “escorted coaches” will take them to Westminster Abbey.

Only couples or spouses are allowed.

World leaders have been asked to bring only their spouses or partners to the funeral and not to invite any other family members or staff.

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