At least 200 out of the 500 world leaders expected to grace the occasion of the final burial of the greatest monarch in world history, Queen Elizabeth II as she finally prepares to be laid to rest, arrived on Sunday.
Among the world leaders who arrived in England on Sunday is Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Osinbajo described the Queen’s mother as a monarch for all seasons who brought people together from all over the world.
Other top world leaders include President Joe Biden of the USA, President of France Emmanuel Macron, President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro, President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, among others while Vladimir Putin of Russia has not been invited and the crowned prince of Saudi Arabia will not be present at the funeral.
The leaders are paying their last respect to Queen Elizabeth II as she is finally been laid to rest this morning before world leaders and a large crowd, who are honoring the Queen with their presence.
The Queen’s body left Buckingham palace to arrive at Westminster Abbey for the procession of the funeral. The body of Queen Elizabeth II will lie in state before 750000 people.
The Queen’s final resting place will be the King George VI memorial chapel, a small annex to the main chapel at Windsor, where her mother and father were buried, and where the ashes of her sister, Princess Margaret, are kept.
The bell at the Westminster will ring 96 times in honor of the Queen