On Friday, President Joe Biden announced his attendance at Queen Elizabeth II‘s burial.
Biden said to the reporters accompanying him on his trip in Ohio, “I don’t know what the details are yet, but I’ll be going.
The burial is scheduled to take place within the next 10 days in Westminster Abbey in central London; the date and specifics of the queen’s funeral have not yet been announced but will be made public “in due course,” according to Buckingham Palace.
The queen, her parents, and husband Prince Philip will then be buried with her in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
After 70 years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth, who was the longest-reigning monarch in British history, passed away on Thursday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. She was 96. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, her eldest child and legal heir, succeeded her after she passed away and became King Charles III.
Biden and first lady Jill Biden commended the queen for leading with “grace, an unshakeable commitment to duty and the unparalleled power of her example” in a statement released soon after her passing.
The Bidens declared, “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was more than a monarch.” “She established an era,”
The most recent time he and the first lady met the queen was in June 2021 when she hosted them at Windsor Castle during their tour to the UK, according to Biden, who has known her for thirty years. to go to the summit of the Group of Seven leaders.
Following the visit, Biden told reporters that the queen was “extremely courteous” and claimed he had extended an invitation to her to stay at the White House. The queen, according to Biden, made him think of his late mother.
Except for Lyndon B. Johnson, every President of the United States since Harry Truman has met with Queen Elizabeth. Even though it was decades after he left office, she met former Herbert Hoover.
On the day of the queen’s funeral, Biden has mandated that flags flying above the White House and other governmental structures fly at half-staff until dusk.