Queen Elizabeth funeral: Biden will not travel with delegation next week

The White House announced Sunday that Biden has officially accepted the invitation and will be accompanied by the first lady.

Queen Elizabeth II's funeral to take place on September 19

Previous state funerals, such as that of former South African President Nelson Mandela, have allowed the current president to bring a delegation of officials to the event.

Buckingham Palace announced on Saturday that the Queen’s state funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey on September 19, and she will be laid to rest in Westminster Hall on Wednesday.
Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral: How the royal family will say goodbye to their matriarch
The Queen’s coffin arrived at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh on Sunday after a six-hour journey from Balmoral Castle to the Scottish capital. Britain’s longest-reigning monarch died on Thursday at her Scottish country estate in Balmoral at the age of 96.

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