Beginning on Saturday, world leaders gathered in London for Queen Elizabeth II’s burial. With hundreds of dignitaries, including US President Joe Biden, scheduled to fly in for the burial on Monday, police are preparing the largest-ever security operation in Britain.
Prior to Queen Elizabeth II’s state burial, Australian and New Zealand Prime Ministers met with their British counterparts in the city.
At the government’s Chevening country estate outside of London, Truss held meetings with the leaders of Australia and New Zealand on Saturday.
According to Ardern, the discussions centred on the death of the queen, King Charles III, the conflict in Ukraine, and the UK’s free trade agreement with New Zealand.
Trade was discussed during Truss’ encounter with Albanese. Together with his spouse, Jodie Haydon, the Australian leader wrote their condolences in a book for the queen’s family.
Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada, added his signature to the guest book.
The gun-carriage carrying her lead-lined coffin will be pulled by 142 sailors during the service at Westminster Abbey, which is anticipated to be seen by millions of people around the world.
More than 2,000 people have been invited, but the leaders of nations at odds with the UK, such Russia, Belarus, and Afghanistan, have not.
According to the Metropolitan Police, it will be the biggest policing operation in the history of London.
The queen’s casket will be driven by a royal hearse from the funeral to Windsor Castle, which is located west of London, for a committal service.
In order to view Queen Elizabeth II while she sleeps in state, hundreds of people lined up to visit King Charles III and his son Prince William on Saturday.
Many mourners had waited in line overnight to pay their respects to the late monarch at Westminster Hall. The new king and his heir shook hands with individuals and chatted with them at Lambeth Bridge.