Mon. Sep 26th, 2022

The King of Spain, Felipe VI, and Letizia sit next to Emeritus Don Juan Carlos and Doña Sofia at the funeral of Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey in London, the first joint picture of the four since 2020.

Presidents, monarchs, princes, prime ministers, ambassadors and special guests also attended the funeral to pay their respects to Elizabeth II, who had reigned for seventy years.

Philip VI will attend the ceremony before Elizabeth II’s burial in Windsor

Spain’s King, Felipe VI, will attend religious services this Monday before Queen Elizabeth II is buried at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, the Spanish Royal House said.
Don Felipe has accepted the invitation given by King Carlos III to the royal houses to participate in this religious service, which will take place on Monday afternoon and is more intimate than the state funeral held in Westminster Abbey.
Queen Sofia will accompany the King, while Queen Letizia will not be able to attend as she has to catch a regular flight to New York. King Emeritus Juan Carlos, for his part, declined the invitation according to the same source.

The King and Queen of Spain at Westminster Abbey for the funeral of Elizabeth II

LONDON, September 19 (EFE).- The King and Queen of Spain, Philip VI and Letizia, have arrived at Westminster Abbey in London for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, who died on 8 September.

In addition to the King and Queen of Spain, the King Emeritus, Juan Carlos I, and Sofia, who were personally invited by the UK’s new head of state, King Carlos III, are expected to attend.

Presidents, monarchs, princes, prime ministers, ambassadors and special guests also attended the funeral to pay their respects to Elizabeth II, who had reigned for seventy years.

US President Joe Biden and France’s Emmanuel Macron, as well as Holland’s King Guillermo Alejandro and Maxima and Belgium’s King, Felipe and Mathilde, attended the service to bid their final farewells. Elizabeth II.

Kings of Spain at the funeral of Isabel II
Queen Letizia arrives at Westminster Hall to pay her respects to the late Queen Elizabeth II. EFE/Olivier Hoslett

Thousands of people gathered at the funeral

Thousands of people flocked to London and Windsor to watch the Queen’s funeral procession from the Palace of Parliament, the seat of Parliament, to nearby Westminster Abbey, where she was married in 1947 and crowned in 1953.

Along the road through which the procession passes, thousands of people, many carrying British flags, spend the night looking for the best place to see the coffin pass, which will be carried in a gun carriage and will be accompanied by several members. The royal family, with King Carlos III.

After the funeral, the funeral procession will travel to Wellington Arch near Buckingham Palace, from where the coffin, already in a hearse, will be taken to St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on the outskirts of London, where he will be buried. Beside the grave of her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.

Edited by Nuria Santesteban

entry The King and Queen of Spain and Emeritus together in Westminster Abbey was first published EFE News.

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