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Prez Akufo-Addo Joins World Leaders To Bid Queen Elizabeth Farewell Today

Ghana’s President, Nana Adddo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has departed Accra for London to participate in a number of events, including the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday September 19.

 

President Akufo-Addo will join members of the Royal Family, world leaders– including members of the Commonwealth at a number of events today during the state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II.

 

Several world leaders and royal families from different continents are expected to attend the funeral of the 96-year-old queen who passed away on September 8, 2022 at the Balmoral Castle in Scotland, the United Kingdom.

 

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Until her demise, Queen Elizabeth II was the Head of the Commonwealth and the longest-serving British monarch, reigning for 70 years.

 

Among those expected to attend are the President and first lady of the United States of America, Joe and Jill Biden; the President of France, Emmanuel Macron; President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier; Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau; Vice President of China, Wang Qishan; President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro; Prime Minister of Australia, Anthony Albanese, and the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern.

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Also expected are Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako of Japan, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain; King Philip and Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Queen Margrethe II, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.

 

President Akufo-Addo was among guests and dignitaries to be received by King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla, at a reception in Buckingham Palace on Sunday.

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The President will return to Ghana after the funeral.

 

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