President Biden has formally accepted his invitation to attend Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral next week, the White House said Sunday.
The President will travel to England with First Lady Jill Biden for the September 19 service at London’s Westminster Abbey.
Biden said on Friday he plans to attend the funeral of the 96-year-old monarch, who died at her Balmoral estate in Scotland on Thursday.
“I don’t know what the details are yet, but I’ll be going,” he told reporters before boarding Air Force One.
The President also said that he had not yet met King Charles III. have spoken, who ascended the throne after the death of his mother.
“I know him, I haven’t spoken to him, I haven’t called him yet,” he said.
The funeral of the late Queen is expected to be attended by many world leaders.
However, Russia’s Vladimir Putin will not be present, according to Sky News. A Kremlin spokesman said Putin had sent a message to the new king expressing his condolences.
According to Sky News, French President Emmanuel Macron is expected, as is Japan’s Emperor Naruhito.
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Queen Elizabeth II was Britain’s longest reigning monarch. Her funeral marks the end of 10 days of national mourning and will be a public holiday across the UK.
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