Joe and Jill Biden arrive in the UK for Queen’s funeral

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American President Joe Biden has touched down in London alongside his spouse Jill forward of the Queen’s funeral on Monday. 

The President and First Girl arrived at Stansted Airport on the presidential airplane Air Power One having boarded in Washington on Saturday afternoon. 

The couple gave the impression to be in good spirits as they landed simply earlier than 10pm, strolling down the plane steps collectively earlier than being greeted by a small get together – together with Jane Hartley, US ambassador to the UK, and Jennifer Tolhurst, the Lord Lieutenant of Essex.

Tomorrow the US president is predicted to pay his respects to the Queen and signal her official condolence guide, earlier than attending a reception hosted by King Charles III. 

After touchdown at Stansted Airport, the President and his spouse have been seen leaving the airport within the presidential armoured car dubbed ‘The Beast’.

The President and First Girl have been noticed leaving the US simply hours after Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako have been additionally seen taking a firstclass flight into London.

The emperor and empress will swap their luxurious digs for a shuttle bus alongside different world dignitaries to get to the Queen‘s funeral on Monday. In the meantime, the Biden’s are understood to have been granted an exemption to journey in ‘The Beast’ whereas within the capital.

Mr Biden was as a result of maintain talks with the UK’s new Prime Minister, Liz Truss, but it surely has since been confirmed the pair won’t meet in an official capability previous to Her Majesty’s funeral.

Downing Road stated a ‘full bilateral assembly’ will happen on the UN Basic Meeting on Wednesday as a substitute. The Prime Minister is now anticipated to carry a name with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, on Saturday night.

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, Australian prime minister Anthony Albanese and prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, are amongst a few of the world leaders who’ve already arrived in London and visited Lancaster Home on Saturday to signal a guide of condolences for the royal household.

Mr Albanese stated in an announcement to Twitter afterwards: ‘Right now Jodie and I signed the condolence guide at Lancaster Home. On this time of nice grief, we’re grateful to be right here paying our respects to the Queen for her providers to responsibility, religion, household and the Commonwealth.’

The lifetime of the late Queen will probably be celebrated within the ‘reception of the century’ this weekend earlier than she’s formally laid to relaxation on Monday surrounded by the who’s who of the worldwide elite.

American President Joe Biden has touched down in London alongside his spouse Jill forward of the Queen’s funeral on Monday

The President and his wife Jill arrived into Stansted late on Saturday night. They are due to visit the Queen's coffin tomorrow

The President and his spouse Jill arrived into Stansted late on Saturday night time. They’re as a result of go to the Queen’s coffin tomorrow 

The couple seemed in good spirits as they walked down to the tarmac having arrived in the UK for the Queen's funeral

The couple appeared in good spirits as they walked right down to the tarmac having arrived within the UK for the Queen’s funeral

The Air Force One plane was seen landing at Stansted Airport tonight with the President on board as he travels to London for the Queen's funeral

The Air Power One airplane was seen touchdown at Stansted Airport tonight with the President on board as he travels to London for the Queen’s funeral

The President and First Lady were greeted by a small party as they stepped off the plane at Stansted Airport including Jane Hartley, US ambassador to the UK, and Jennifer Tolhurst, the Lord Lieutenant of Essex.

The President and First Girl have been greeted by a small get together as they stepped off the airplane at Stansted Airport together with Jane Hartley, US ambassador to the UK, and Jennifer Tolhurst, the Lord Lieutenant of Essex.

After landing at Stansted, the President and his wife were seen leaving the airport in 'The Beast' - the armoured presidential vehicle

After touchdown at Stansted, the President and his spouse have been seen leaving the airport in ‘The Beast’ – the armoured presidential car

The couple travelled to London onboard the presidential plane Air Force One. Mr Biden was the 13th president to meet the Queen

The couple travelled to London onboard the presidential airplane Air Power One. Mr Biden was the thirteenth president to fulfill the Queen

US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden boarded the Marine One from the White House on Saturday before arriving in London to farewell the Queen

US President Joe Biden and First Girl Jill Biden boarded the Marine One from the White Home on Saturday earlier than arriving in London to farewell the Queen

Joe and Jill Biden wore matching navy jackets with their names embossed on the breast as they boarded the aircraft on Saturday to commemorate the U.S. Air Force's 75th Anniversary. Mr Biden was due to hold talks with the UK's new Prime Minister, Liz Truss, but it has since been confirmed the pair will not meet in an official capacity prior to Her Majesty's funeral

Joe and Jill Biden wore matching navy jackets with their names embossed on the breast as they boarded the plane on Saturday to commemorate the U.S. Air Power’s seventy fifth Anniversary. Mr Biden was as a result of maintain talks with the UK’s new Prime Minister, Liz Truss, but it surely has since been confirmed the pair won’t meet in an official capability previous to Her Majesty’s funeral 

The duo arrived in London this evening ahead of a state reception on Sunday and the funeral on Monday

The duo arrived in London this night forward of a state reception on Sunday and the funeral on Monday

Pictured: Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophe Trudeau signing the book of condolences

Jodie Haydon, who is in a relationship with Prime Minister of Australia, Anthony Albanese, signing a book of condolence

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and his spouse Sophe Trudeau (left), together with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (proper) signal a guide of condolence at Lancaster Home in London

King Charles III shakes hands with Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, on Saturday afternoon

King Charles III shakes fingers with Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, on Saturday afternoon

The new King is meeting with realm prime ministers who are waiting to pay their respects, offer their condolences and wish him well ahead of formal proceedings on Sunday and Monday

The brand new King is assembly with realm prime ministers who’re ready to pay their respects, supply their condolences and want him effectively forward of formal proceedings on Sunday and Monday

Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako have boarded a luxury first class flight en route to London this morning

Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako have boarded a luxurious top notch flight en path to London this morning

Governor-General of Belize Dame Froyla Tzalam also attended Lancaster House to pay her respects

Governor-Basic of Belize Dame Froyla Tzalam additionally attended Lancaster Home to pay her respects

King Charles III also met with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Saturday afternoon (pictured)

King Charles III additionally met with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Saturday afternoon (pictured)

The men sat for a discussion at Buckingham Palace ahead of an official 500-person reception tomorrow and Her Majesty's funeral on Monday

The lads sat for a dialogue at Buckingham Palace forward of an official 500-person reception tomorrow and Her Majesty’s funeral on Monday

Pictured: Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako as they prepare to leave for Britain

It marks the first trip to the UK since the emperor acceded the throne in 2019

The emperor’s journey to Britain alongside the empress – the primary since acceding the throne in 2019 – is taken into account an indication of respect and highlights the bonds fashioned between the 2 royal households throughout Her Majesty’s reign

Traditionally, a Japanese emperor would not attend the funeral of any person other than their own parents due to a deep-rooted cultural belief in which death is considered impure

Historically, a Japanese emperor wouldn’t attend the funeral of any individual aside from their very own mother and father as a result of a deep-rooted cultural perception by which demise is taken into account impure

Historically, a Japanese emperor wouldn’t attend the funeral of any individual aside from their very own mother and father as a result of a deep-rooted cultural perception by which demise is taken into account impure.

His journey to Britain alongside the empress – the primary since acceding the throne in 2019 – is taken into account an indication of respect and highlights the bonds fashioned between the 2 royal households throughout Her Majesty’s reign.

Leaked Authorities paperwork revealed plans for world leaders to journey en masse in a bus to Westminster Abbey for Monday’s service, quite than utilizing non-public vehicles.

British and US officers have since performed down the prospect of President Biden having to journey on a bus into central London. Emperor Naruhito is predicted to be amongst these travelling to the funeral on the shuttle. 

In line with Politico, the 62-year-old and different visiting royals will probably be bussed to the service below strict International Workplace steerage.

The web site reported Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia, Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia and the Netherlands’ King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima would even be placed on a shuttle bus.

Some embassies have reportedly made as-yet unsuccessful efforts to request exceptions to the International Workplace steerage. It is not clear if the Japanese embassy is amongst them.

Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne has also arrived in London and paid his respects by signing the book of condolence

Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne has additionally arrived in London and paid his respects by signing the guide of condolence

Pictured: Anthony Albanese's partner, Jodie Haydon, signing the book of condolence

Pictured: Mr Albanese signing the book of condolence

The Australian PM and his accomplice each signed the guide hours after they visited Inexperienced Park to put a wreath in honour of the Queen

David Hurley Governor-General of Australia with his wife Linda Hurley at Lancaster House to sign the book of condolence

David Hurley Governor-Basic of Australia together with his spouse Linda Hurley at Lancaster Home to signal the guide of condolence

Sir Bob Dadae, Governor-General of Papua New Guinea will attend the Queen's funeral on behalf of his nation

Sir Bob Dadae, Governor-Basic of Papua New Guinea will attend the Queen’s funeral on behalf of his nation

Despite the lavish journey to the UK, it's understood the couple are expected to be shuttled to the funeral service on a bus with other dignitaries

Regardless of the lavish journey to the UK, it is understood the couple are anticipated to be shuttled to the funeral service on a bus with different dignitaries

Japan's Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko waves to a special flight carrying Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako

Japan’s Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko waves to a particular flight carrying Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako

Some embassies have reportedly filed urgent requests to amend the transport plans for their representatives due to safety concerns

Some embassies have reportedly filed pressing requests to amend the transport plans for his or her representatives as a result of security considerations

A Quantity 10 spokeswoman refused to touch upon the preparations for particular person dignitaries however accepted they are going to ‘differ relying on the wants of the completely different leaders’. 

New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern was one of many first world leaders to pay her respects in London on Friday, whereas the prime minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina touched down on Thursday afternoon.

Australian prime minister Anthony Albanese has additionally arrived and introduced together with him 10 ‘on a regular basis’ friends who made ‘extraordinary contributions to their communities, and who symbolize Australian tradition and values’.

He went straight to London’s Inexperienced Park early on Sunday to put a wreath among the many 1000’s of bouquets which have been constructing all through town since her demise was introduced on the night of September 8.

‘Paying our respects to Her Majesty,’ Mr Albanese stated as he shared a photograph at Inexperienced Park alongside his accomplice Jodie Haydon. ‘Could she relaxation in everlasting peace.’

Inside the Japanese government's new plush Boeing: An onboard conference room for government officials and aides to Imperial Family members

Contained in the Japanese authorities’s new plush Boeing: An onboard convention room for presidency officers and aides to Imperial Relations

The plane features chairs with workspaces that senior government officials and aides to Imperial Family members can use during flights

The airplane options chairs with workspaces that senior authorities officers and aides to Imperial Relations can use throughout flights

Members of the public file past the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign's orb and sceptre, lying in state on the catafalque in Westminster Hall

Members of the general public file previous the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped within the Royal Customary with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign’s orb and sceptre, mendacity in state on the catafalque in Westminster Corridor, on the Palace of Westminster

In a while Saturday, he met with Prime Minister Truss, who has additionally held talks with New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern and UAE president and ruler of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Biden congratulated Liz Truss on turning into Prime Minister on September 6.

He stated he seemed ahead to deepening the ‘particular relationship’ between the US and the UK, as Truss grew to become chief of the Conservative Get together.

‘Congratulations to Prime Minister Liz Truss. I sit up for deepening the particular relationship between our nations and dealing in shut cooperation on international challenges, together with continued assist for Ukraine because it defends itself towards Russian aggression,’ Biden wrote on Twitter.

Truss is alleged to be much less eager on the ‘particular relationship’ with the US than a few of her predecessors. Up to now she has referred to as it ‘particular, however not unique.’

Biden and Truss have met earlier than. She, in her position of international secretary, accompanied then-Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his go to to the White Home final September.

She and Biden additionally talked when he attended the COP26 convention in Scotland final October.

Australian prime minister Anthony Albanese also revealed on Sunday that he'd arrived and went straight to London's Green Park early on Sunday to lay a wreath among the thousands of bouquets (pictured with his partner, Jodie Haydon)

Australian prime minister Anthony Albanese additionally revealed on Sunday that he’d arrived and went straight to London’s Inexperienced Park early on Sunday to put a wreath among the many 1000’s of bouquets (pictured together with his accomplice, Jodie Haydon)

President Biden and First Lady Jill will be able to take the armored Beast to the Queen's funeral next week while other world leaders will be asked to take the shared bus, as is standard protocol

President Biden and First Girl Jill will be capable to take the armored Beast to the Queen’s funeral subsequent week whereas different world leaders will probably be requested to take the shared bus, as is customary protocol

The Prime Minister of Bangladesh arriving at London Stansted airport on Thursday

The Prime Minister of Bangladesh arriving at London Stansted airport on Thursday 

Jacinda Ardern ‘shares the sorrow’ of King Charles as she prepares to fulfill Royal Household and new PM Liz Truss 

Ms Ardern confirmed she’s going to meet the King, Prince of Wales and Prime Minister Liz Truss earlier than the Queen’s funeral, however disclosed minimal particulars after arriving within the UK, saying she’s going to ‘share the sorrow that New Zealand has’ with the brand new monarch.

‘I will merely share the sorrow that New Zealand has and move on our deepest condolences,’ the visiting PM stated at a press convention in London.

‘On the finish of the day, though this can be a interval of transition for him, he has additionally misplaced his beloved mom. For us and New Zealand, that is at first.’

Ms Ardern, who stated she is planning to attend the Queen’s mendacity in state at Westminster Corridor forward of the funeral, additionally confirmed she’s going to meet with Liz Truss.

The visiting PM stated the Queen’s demise and new King would be the ‘focus of dialog’ when she and Ms Truss meet.

She stated she may also doubtless focus on Ukraine and the UK’s free commerce settlement with New Zealand.

‘I’m positive we may also transact our relationship as effectively, however it’s all inside the context of the week of mourning that the UK is at the moment in,’ she stated.

Assembly William will probably be a possibility to repay his assist of New Zealand in 2019, when the royal flew to the nation following the Christchurch bloodbath, Ms Ardern stated.

‘The Prince of Wales has at all times been there for New Zealand in its instances of grief,’ she stated.

‘He is been there for us in our instances of grief and so this can be a time for us to be there for him and his household too.’

International, Commonwealth and Growth Workplace officers reportedly despatched 1,000 handwritten invites – for each the reception and Monday’s funeral – to heads of state to virtually each nation on the planet bar Syria, Venezuela, Afghanistan, Russia, Belarus and Myanmar.

Mr Biden will arrive this night and French president Emmanuel Macron, German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Italian president Sergio Matarella are amongst different notable attendees.

The US presidential airplane, referred to as Air Power One, tends to land at Stansted Airport on visits to Britain so as to keep away from disruption at Heathrow.

It is extremely unlikely the president will probably be on board the shuttle bus with different dignitaries. As an alternative, he’s anticipated journey by way of ‘The Beast’ whereas he is within the capital.

The custom-built Cadillac is alleged to have eight-inch thick doorways, run-flat tires, bulletproof glass, its personal oxygen provide, a few pints of the president’s blood and a very sealed inside to keep at bay a chemical assault.

It’s estimated to weigh between seven and 9 tonnes.

Biden's motorcade The Beast crosses a bridge on the way to his summit with Putin in Geneva. It is believed it will make an appearance in London this weekend as the leader of the free world arrives for the Queen's funeral

Biden’s motorcade The Beast crosses a bridge on the best way to his summit with Putin in Geneva. It’s believed it’s going to make an look in London this weekend because the chief of the free world arrives for the Queen’s funeral 

Floral Tributes are left at Green Park next to Buckingham Palace for Queen Elizabeth II before her funeral preparations get underway

Floral Tributes are left at Inexperienced Park subsequent to Buckingham Palace for Queen Elizabeth II earlier than her funeral preparations get underway 

Mourners form a massive queue near Tower Bridge this morning as they wait to see the Queen lying-in-state

Mourners type an enormous queue close to Tower Bridge this morning as they wait to see the Queen lying-in-state

Mourners queueing at Tower Bridge in central London this morning as they wait to pay their respects to the Queen

Mourners queueing at Tower Bridge in central London this morning as they wait to pay their respects to the Queen

A number of hundred dignitaries from world wide will probably be in London to pay their respects to the Queen, in what is about to be one of many largest logistical and diplomatic occasions within the UK in a long time.

The official capability of Westminster Abbey is 2,200 individuals, and it’s anticipated to be full. The general public will be capable to watch the service stay by means of tv streams. 

No 10 declined to explain the conversations with allies as formal bilateral conferences, and as a substitute portrayed them as chats to supply condolences over the Queen’s demise, throughout which politics is more likely to come up.

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman stated: ‘There will not be formal bilaterals in the best way we usually recognise them.

‘However we may have a big variety of world leaders, heads of state within the nation. She will probably be assembly a small proportion of these over the weekend.

‘These will probably be alternatives to debate recollections of Her Majesty, however in some cases it will likely be the primary time they’ve met since she grew to become Prime Minister.’

They are going to be part of members of the royal household, UK prime ministers previous and current and key figures from public life at Westminster Abbey – which may maintain about 2,000 individuals – at 11am on Monday.

Male dignitaries on the funeral will probably be suggested to put on morning gown or darkish lounge fits with a black tie, with darkish day clothes and hats for feminine mourners.

Nationwide gown may additionally be worn, whereas serving army officers can put on ceremonial uniforms with out swords.

People wake up after a night spent at a makeshift campsite set up along The Mall as temperatures plunge

Folks get up after an evening spent at a makeshift campsite arrange alongside The Mall as temperatures plunge

What is going to occur on the ‘reception of the century’ on Sunday and who will probably be there?  

King Charles III is about to play host to lots of of world leaders, dignitaries and VIPs at Buckingham Palace on Sunday, forward of the Queen’s funeral on Monday. 

The grand reception will see them formally welcomed by the brand new king in a gathering of world leaders not seen in a long time. 

Stories recommend Harry and Meghan have been initially invited however are actually not anticipated to attend as a result of the occasion is for ‘working members’ of the Royal Household. It is not clear whether or not Prince Andrew was invited.

Kate, who’s now the Princess of Wales, Princess Anne and the Earl and Countess of Wessex may also be current. 

Male friends should put on lounge fits whereas girls should go for morning gown, with out hats or decorations, consistent with the sombre tone of the occasion. 

The roughly 500 attendees will meet within the image gallery and state flats at 6pm, the place they are going to be served drinks and canapes, studies the Telegraph. 

International, Commonwealth and Growth Workplace officers reportedly despatched 1,000 handwritten invites – for each the reception and Monday’s funeral – to heads of state to each nation on the planet bar Syria, Venezuela, Afghanistan, Russia, Belarus and Myanmar.

By way of different royals, these anticipated to point out up embody: King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway, and Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco.

King Philip and Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary and King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden are additionally on the checklist. 

The previous king of Spain Juan Carlos, who may quickly face trial within the UK for harassing a former lover, and former Queen Sofia, have additionally been invited. 

US President Joe Biden and France’s Emmanuel Macron lead the large names of world leaders set to attend, joined by Canada’s Justin Trudeau and Australia’s Anthony Albanese. 

It’s believed the Empress Masako of Japan, who retreated from public view some 20 years in the past, may also attend alongside Emperor Naruhito. 

Different world leaders embody: 

– Droupadi Murmu, President of India

– Alexander Van der Bellen, President of Austria

– Gitanas Nauseda, President of Lithuania

– Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lankan President

– Maia Sandu, President of Moldova 

– Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of Germany

– Yoon Suk-yeol, South Korean President

– Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil

– Andrzej Duda, President of Poland

– Sergio Mattarella, President of Italy

– Charles Michel, President of the European Council

– Ursula von der Leyen, President of European Fee

– Egils Levits, President of Latvia

– Paula-Mae Weekes, President of Trinidad and Tobago

– Mohammad Shtayyeh, Palestinian Prime Minister

– Sauli Niinisto, President of Finland

– Katalin Novak, Hungarian President

– Michael D. Higgins, President of Eire

– Micheál Martin, Taoiseach (prime minister) of Eire

– Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica

– Floyla Tzalam, Governor Basic of Belize

– Susan Dougan, Governor Basic of St Vincent and the Grenadines

– Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh

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