The US president arrived in London for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday. He is among the 500 heads of state and foreign dignitaries who have come to London for a gathering of world leaders. These are the ones who have not been seen in the world for decades.
Let us tell you that the prime ministers of Australia, Canada, and New Zealand are already in the UK. Controversy also surrounded some of the guests invited to the funeral, including Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman.
The people, including Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, and some commonwealth leaders, are expected to attend the funeral. Apart from this, the Royal families of all of Europe will also be present there.
Many of the guests are expected to come and pay their respects to the Queen at her lying-in-state in Westminster Hall. They also signed a book of condolences at Landcaster House. But all the focus will be on the formal state reception hosted by King Charles III at Buckingham Palace on Sunday.
For many people. It is the only chance to meet and engage in some diplomacy with the Royal families. The invitation to the Saudi Arabian Crown Prince, de facto ruler Mohammed Bin Salman, is very controversial. As he is accused of ordering the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
- Who is the controversial guest at the funeral of Elizabeth II?
Ans. Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, de facto ruler, Mohammed Bin Salman
- Who is the main focus of the funeral?
Ans. King Charles III
- How many heads of state are invited?
Ans. 500 heads