Bisnis.comJAKARTA–King Charles III hosted a banquet (reception) at Buckingham Palace for world leaders, while the British people observed a minute’s silence on the eve of the funeral queen elizabeth II.
Presidents, prime ministers and royal families from around the world gather as guests of the king on the eve of the banquet of one of the world’s oldest kingdoms.
US President Joe Biden and his wife First Lady Jill Biden were among nearly 500 people in the main state chamber at the palace. Around 200-250 leaders were invited and most brought their partners as instructed The Guardian.comMonday (19/9/2022).
Among those seen entering the palace were Irish President Michael D Higgins, British Prime Minister Liz Truss, French President Emmanuel Macron, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Most of the guests wore black for the event.
Today’s state funeral will be one of Britain’s largest gatherings of royalty and politicians for decades.
Meanwhile, all Britons followed the one-minute silence procession to offer prayers ahead of the Queen’s funeral.
Prime Minister Liz Truss is seen outside 10 Downing Street with her head bowed. Others in cities across England, including Newport, Wales, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Blackpool, England and Falkirk, Scotland, also prayed and paid solemn homage.
Ten days of public mourning following the death of Queen Elizabeth II will end on Monday September 19, 2022 with a full day funeral procession, which begins in London and ends in Windsor where the Queen of England is buried.
Guests will gather for the ceremony at 11:00 a.m. London time or 5:00 p.m. WIB, culminating in a two-minute silence across the UK for Queen Elizabeth II and the singing of the 70-year-old song “God Save the King” titled “God Save the Queen.”
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