US President Joe Biden was allowed to drive in for Queen’s funeral in a convoy, while other world leaders were lumped into a bus (video)
While US President Joe Biden was allowed to drive in for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in a convoy, other world leaders were lumped into a bus.
The funeral is still ongoing at the time of filing this report;
President Joe Biden was allowed to drive in for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in a convoy, while other world leaders were lumped into a bus-LANES or AGE? pic.twitter.com/A4wXD2sSWl
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The White House had said earlier this week that the royal invitation to the funeral, which takes place at Westminster Abbey, was for the Bidens only.
However, other members of the president’s entourage include the national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, deputy chief of staff, Jen O’Malley Dillon, and director of Oval Office operations, Annie Tomasini.
Ahead of the funeral, world leaders were advised against using their own vehicles to attend the event and have instead been asked to use commercial flights and will be shuttled to the funeral venues via buses.
However, the travel protocol will not apply to the Bidens. The president and his wife are expected to arrive at the funeral in “The Beast”, the president’s own armoured car. Another leader who could be granted a similar exception is the Israeli president, Isaac Herzog, as he could be allowed to bring his own vehicles, Politico reported.