Biden to attend Queen Elizabeth's funeral

Biden to attend Queen Elizabeth
# 09 September 2022 16:42 (UTC +04:00)

US President Joe Biden is due to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, APA reports citing NBC news.

Elizabeth II died peacefully at Balmoral castle in Scotland, aged 96, the royal family said in a statement released on Thursday.

When the Queen died, the throne passed immediately to her eldest son, Charles.

Biden, in a statement on Thursday, said the Queen was a stateswoman of unmatched dignity who strengthened the relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States. Biden stressed that she was "more than a monarch" and "defined an era."

Biden added that in the years ahead, the US looks forward to continuing a close friendship with the United Kingdom's King and Queen Consort.