The visitor record for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral at Westminster Abbey is so tight that just one senior consultant per nation and the attendee’s partner will have the ability to attend, leaving of us like former President Donald Trump out of the combination.
Mr. Trump has continuously stated how fond he’s of the queen, however paperwork reviewed by Politico counsel that house is much too tight on the abbey to incorporate him.
The U.Ok. Overseas, Commonwealth and Growth Workplace informed embassies over the weekend “that, due to restricted house on the state funeral service and related occasions, no different members of the principal visitor’s household, employees or entourage could also be admitted.”
Heads of state who can not attend on Sept. 19 might ship a consultant as a substitute, Politico reported, and King Charles III will maintain a reception for world leaders at Buckingham Palace on the night earlier than the service.
The occasion will probably be a high-profile one requiring stringent safety. The paperwork present that heads of state can not use helicopters to fly round and will probably be boarded on a bus from a web site in west London as a substitute of utilizing their authorities autos.
President Biden has confirmed he plans to attend the funeral.
The restricted visitor record means former U.S. presidents will probably be neglected, together with Mr. Trump, who final week wrote that he cherished his time with the queen and “might she reign perpetually in our hearts.”