Biden late for Elizabeth II funeral Strict ‘waiting for entry’ regulations

US President Joe Biden and his wife arrive home from Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, after attending the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom on May 19, 2020. | Yonhap AP News

While world leaders are offering their condolences at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II of England, it is reported that US President Joe Biden was a bit late to the funeral and had to wait at the entrance for a while.

According to The Guardian on the 19th (local time), President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden arrived at Westminster Abbey, where the Queen’s funeral was held at 10:05 that day. According to the funeral schedule published by Buckingham Palace, around 500 foreign guests should have entered the mosque between 9:35 am and 9:55 am, but there was a delay before their arrival.

President Joe Biden and his wife had to wait for instructions to enter the funeral home. When they entered after waiting, the military service veterans were the first to enter before the Bidens. “President Joe Biden may be the most powerful man in the world, but he couldn’t mess with the Queen’s elaborate funeral plans,” said the Guardian.

It is not true that President Biden was not without advantages. This is because, in principle, the world leaders who came to the UK to attend the funeral got on a bus together to go to Westminster Abbey, but President Joe Biden was allowed to come by ‘Beast’ , a bespoke limousine for security reasons. However, it was reported that the Beast carrying President Joe Biden could not run unhindered to Westminster Abbey.

In a video shared by British citizens on social media, the motorcade carrying President Joe Biden had to slow down several times as it entered the center from London, and the car stopped for a short period at times in Oxford.

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