Prez Akufo-Addo joins world leaders to bid Queen Elizabeth farewell today

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The official funeral for Queen Elizabeth II will be held on Monday, September 19, and Ghana’s president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has left Accra for London to attend.

President Akufo-Addo will attend a series of activities today at the state burial for Queen Elizabeth II, joining members of the Royal Family, foreign leaders, and Commonwealth members.

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The burial of the 96-year-old queen, who passed away at the Balmoral Castle in Scotland, the United Kingdom, on September 8, 2022, is likely to draw several world leaders and royal families from various continents.

Queen Elizabeth II ruled the United Kingdom for 70 years, making her the longest-reigning monarch before her death.

The president and first lady of the United States of America, Joe and Jill Biden, the presidents of France, Emmanuel Macron, Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Canada’s Justin Trudeau, China’s Wang Qishan, Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro, Australia’s Anthony Albanese, and New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern are all anticipated to attend.

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, Queen Margrethe II of Belgium, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, and Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako of Japan are also anticipated, guests.

King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla hosted a reception in Buckingham Palace on Sunday, where President Akufo-Addo was one of the dignitaries and guests they welcomed.

Following the funeral, the President will depart for Ghana.

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