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President Joe Biden lands in Britain ahead of the Queen’s funeral

Joe Biden landed at Stansted Airport during his visit to Great Britain to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

The US President and First Lady Jill Biden arrived at London Airport on Air Force One just before 10pm on Saturday.

US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden leave Air Force One upon their arrival at Stansted Airport


Biden is expected to sign the official condolence book and attend Sunday’s reception at Buckingham Palace hosted by King Charles III.

On Monday, he will join the crowd of world leaders at Westminster Abbey to pay tribute to the late monarch.

The Biden were warmly welcomed at the airport by US Ambassador to the United Kingdom Jane Hartley, Lord Lieutenant of Essex Jennifer Tolhurst and many other high-ranking officials.

Joe and Jill Biden leave London Stansted Airport in their motorbike cavalcade


The Biden people are flanked by a convoy of cars on their way to London


The US President and his wife were later photographed leaving Stansted Airport in their cavalcade, sitting in an armored state car – the same one that carries it on every journey from the White House, known to the American secret service as the “Beast”. .

After Queen’s death, Biden issued a proclamation that all flags of the United States be flown half-mast “in honor of Queen Elizabeth II’s memory” until sunset on the day of her burial.

Before flying to London, he spoke to the new king to express his condolences.

Biden “expressed the great admiration of the American people for the Queen” to his son and credited her with “dignity and constancy” for “deepening an enduring friendship and special relationship between the United States and Great Britain.”

US Ambassador Jane Hartley greets the Bidens as they disembark from Air Force One at Stansted Airport

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In Monday’s ceremony, the Queen will be transported from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey and finally to Windsor Castle, whose route is to be paved in the tens of thousands.

Heads of state and representatives of foreign governments, including foreign royals, governors general and prime ministers of the kingdoms, will initially gather at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea and will travel under “collective agreements” to Westminster Abbey.

People pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth while she lies in state at Westminster Hall


Among the 2000 invited guests are other representatives of the kingdoms and the Commonwealth of Nations, the Knights’ Orders, including those decorated with the Victoria Cross and the George Cross, the government, parliament, decentralized parliaments and assemblies, the Church and patronage of Her Majesty.

The congregation will also include other representatives of the law, emergency services, officials, and representatives of the public professions.


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