The only American representatives attending Queen Elizabeth II’s official burial ceremony in London on Monday will be President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden.
However, some other American luminaries, including previous presidents, have been invited to a memorial ceremony for the Queen in Washington, D.C.
Trump and Obama Will Attend Service in D.C.
Donald Trump, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter are all welcomed to a very special service for Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
This is to be held at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., next week. The event is being co-hosted by the British Embassy and is certainly something to look forward to.
According to a statement from the National Cathedral, this same Cathedral is proud to hold a Thanksgiving Service for Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday, Sept. 21, in conjunction with the British Embassy.
President Joe Biden arrives in London ready for the Queens burial
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The ceremony will be broadcast online and made accessible to everyone across the globe. The Queen’s Color Squadron, a branch of the British Royal Air Force, will present an honor guard at the ceremony, according to Sky News.
13 of the previous 14 presidents, including all of those who received invitations to the funeral service, visited with Queen Elizabeth II.
At Windsor Castle last year, she met Biden. When President Trump visited the nation in 2018, she had tea with him and saw a military drill. Additionally, she had multiple meetings with Barack and Michelle Obama.
The Bidens Accept Invitation
Biden and the first lady formally acknowledged and accepted the prestigious invitation to attend Queen Elizabeth II’s burial on September 19, the White House stated a week ago.
In addition, Her Majesty visited with President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush at the White House in 2007. It is the norm for the Queen to meet with American presidents and their spouses.
The Bidens described the Queen as “more than simply a queen” and a person who “defines an age” in a release.
Other examples cited by the Bidens include President Bill and Hillary Clinton’s visits to the UK in 2000 and 1995, as well as their 1977 dinner at Buckingham Palace with President Jimmy Carter.
About 500 heads of state and foreign dignitaries are expected to attend THE Queen's funeral on Monday
Those not invited to the Queens burial
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On Saturday night, it remained unclear whether the invited presidents would show up; although it was expected that they would.
For thousands of Britons, including the many who had never known their nation without her, she was a calming influence and a source of peace and pride in a world of continual change, they said.
On September 8, Queen Elizabeth II sadly passed away at Scotland’s Balmoral Castle. She was 96 at the time.
Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, and George H.W. Bush were among the previous American presidents whose burials were held at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.