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Royals, Presidents arrive at Westminster Abbey for Queen Elizabeth’s burial


A number of world leaders and royals have arrived at Westminster Abbey for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

Local British media reports indicate that US President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister are among the world leaders who have arrived at the abbey.

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US President Joe Biden and his wife Jill arrive in Westminster Abbey

Also, six former British prime ministers including Boris Johnson, Tony Blair, John Major, Theresa May and David Cameron, have also arrived at the Westminster Abbey for the state funeral.

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Former prime ministers John Major, Tony Blair, David Cameron and Boris Johnson arrive

The state funeral is due to be attended by about 2,000 people.

The abbey’s bell has started to toll once a minute ahead of the service which will begin at 11:00 BST, reports the BBC.

British monarch and son of the late Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles III is to lead a sombre procession behind his mother’s coffin on the short journey from Westminster Hall to the abbey shortly, reports say.

Queen Elizabeth II died aged 96 at the Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Thursday afternoon, September 8, 2022.

Also expected to attend the burial service at Westminster Abbey are several European royal families, including Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and Denmark, as well as the Emperor and Empress of Japan.

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