Live blog Queen Elizabeth II – King Charles III. welcomes guests of honor and more


The day before the funeral
King Charles III welcomes the first guests of honor, President Biden has landed in London and "The Queue" is closing soon

Jill and Joe Biden

US President Joe Biden and US First Lady Jill Biden board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in London. To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the US Air Force, the Bidens wear Air Force One jackets.

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Tomorrow will be one for the history books. Royals, presidents and guests of honor travel from all over the world to attend the funeral of the late Queen Elizabeth II. All news in star-Live blog.

It's the Queen's last day in London. By midday on Monday, billions of people are expected to watch on TV and over a million people in London as the late monarch's coffin makes its final journey to Windsor to be buried at the historic church of St George's Chapel alongside her late husband Prince to be buried with Philip.

The evening before is marked by devotion and silence – and the arrival of important guests. There will be a nationwide minute's silence at 8pm UK time. A government spokesman asked the public to "come together for a national moment of reflection to mourn and reflect on the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II."

People then have until 6:30 a.m. to say goodbye to the Queen in Westminster Hall. Then the burial begins.

A long evening awaits at Buckingham Palace as well. More than 1000 guests are expected at the state dinner that King Charles III. and his wife Camilla will hold in honor of the Queen. Numerous VIPs already arrived on Saturday, including extremely rare guests such as the Japanese imperial couple.

Read all the events of the day in star-Live blog.


King Charles III welcomes the first guests of honor, President Biden has landed in London and "The Queue" is closing soon




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