Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral: Biden, Royals And World Leaders Arrive At Westminster Abbey

Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral was held today at Westminster Abbey in London, and as you can imagine, it was a massive event. Vice President Joe Biden and many other world leaders were in attendance, along with the royals. Here’s a look at the highlights of the funeral procession:

Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral was held today at Westminster Abbey in London, and as you can imagine, it was a massive event. Vice President Joe Biden and many other world leaders were in attendance, along with the royals. Here’s a look at the highlights of the funeral procession:

As it made its way down Hyde Park Corner towards Westminster Abbey, members of the public were able to glimpse some of the royal family – including Prince William and his wife

The funeral procession begins

Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral begins with a solemn procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey. Along the way, world leaders and royals including Vice President Biden and Prince George of Cambridge pay their respects. The service will be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, who will read the Lord’s Prayer.

After the service, more than 2,500 people are expected to file out of the Abbey following a two-hour procession. The Queen Mother and Princess Margaret will lead the way, followed by the Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the royal family.

The service begins

Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral began at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Westminster Abbey, with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill arriving first. The royals and world leaders followed, including Prince William and his wife Catherine Middleton, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his wife Lucy Turnbull, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe, South African President Jacob Zuma and his wife Ntandile Zuma, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and his wife Margarita Zavala, Brazilian President Michel Temer and his wife Marcela Temer, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his wife Jashodaben Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila Putina, British Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip May.

The Queen’s state funeral began with a march from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey. The procession was led by the Royal Marine Band and followed by members of the royal family, foreign dignitaries, and members of the public. The service began with a reading from the Bible and concluded with the national anthem.

Reaction to the funeral

Thousands of people lined the streets of London on Wednesday to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II as her state funeral began. The ceremony, which lasted almost two hours, was attended by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and numerous world leaders, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. Although the queen had no children of her own, her funeral is a time for the nation to come together and mourn her loss.

Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral

On Monday, April 17, 2019, Queen Elizabeth II passed away at the age of 90 after a long and celebrated reign.
Below is a list of some of the notable attendees so far:

-President Barack Obama
-Prime Minister Theresa May
-Prince Charles
-The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
-Princess Anne
-Princess Beatrice
-Prince Harry
-The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

The motorcade arrives at Westminster Abbey

The queen’s state funeral began at Westminster Abbey, with Vice President Joe Biden among the arrivals. Other dignitaries in attendance include Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom and her husband Philip, Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and Princess Diana’s sons Prince William and Prince Harry. The motorcade arrived just after 10 a.m. ET, and included a hearse carrying the queen’s coffin, followed by dozens of black cars carrying members of the royal family and other world leaders.

The Queen’s arrival

Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral is underway at Westminster Abbey. Vice President Joe Biden and many other world leaders are in attendance.

The service begins

The service for Queen Elizabeth II began at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday morning. The royals, world leaders, and Vice President Joe Biden were all in attendance.

The funeral procession leaves Westminster Abbey

Other speakers at the service include Prince William and Catherine Middleton, who are parents to Prince George, 4.

Reaction to the Queen’s state funeral

Theresa May, Donald Trump, and other world leaders have arrived at Westminster Abbey for the Queen’s state funeral.

 

Below we round up all the latest news and reaction to the Queen’s state funeral.

Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral: Reaction from Theresa May, Donald Trump, and more

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