Former President Donald Trump was invited by the British government to the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, which will be held in Washington, DC after the funeral in London was left out of the guest list.
The invitation to the event describes it as a “celebration of thanksgiving for the life of her late Queen Elizabeth II”. Wire,
On Thursday, invitations were sent to Trump and other living former presidents, including Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, and their spouses.
The ceremony will take place on Wednesday at the Washington National Cathedral.
The complex has previously hosted state funerals for four former US presidents: Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George HW Bush, as well as several funeral ceremonies.
It has a capacity of around 1,700 people and is expected to be a full house for the event.
The report said Prime Minister Liz Truss is unlikely to attend the ceremony at the cathedral in Washington.
Hosted by the British Embassy in Washington, the ceremony is expected to be attended by senior members of the US Congress as well as dignitaries including all foreign ambassadors.
A few days ago, President Joe Biden accepted an invitation to the Queen’s funeral in London.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the invitation was transmitted in the form of a diplomatic note from the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office of Protocol Directorate on Saturday, and Biden accepted it a day later.
“The invitation was given only to the President and the First Lady to the United States Government,” he explained.
Following the announcement of the Queen’s death, Trump, who was invited on a state visit to the UK in 2019, praised her on his truth social platform.
“Melania and I are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Together with our family and fellow Americans, we send our deepest condolences to the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom during this time of grief and sorrow. ,” they wrote.
“Melania and I will always cherish our time with the Queen, and we will never forget the Queen’s generous friendship, great wisdom and amazing sense of humour. What a great and beautiful woman she was, there was no one like her!”