If Donald Trump thinks so, his hagiography of Queen Elizabeth has been published on his social media site. Daily Mail In the following days Her death To invite him to his funeral, he will be disappointed.
It has emerged that Trump, who is believed to have longed for an invitation, will not receive an invitation to attend the Queen’s funeral in London next week on Monday.
In a departure from tradition, former US presidents are not invited to attend the funeral. Instead, the honor will only be given to current heads of state and their spouses or partners.
This information has been revealed in a report on a website PoliticsBased on documents they had seen and circulated to embassies and diplomats as long-term preparations for the Queen’s death, Operation London Bridge, codenamed Operation London Bridge, swung into action.
The Times of London reported: “Questions have been asked in the US about whether Donald Trump will be invited, but British sources have dismissed the idea that he might accompany the US delegation, and said there would be no place for Biden’s predecessors.”
President Biden and his wife Dr. CBS News reported Monday that Jill Biden will be the only official representative of the United States at the funeral. “There will be no delegation as we have only two seats for the funeral,” said a senior official CBS’ senior White House and political correspondent Ed O’Keefe said.
Advisers believed President Biden’s delegation would call Trump ahead of Trump’s boycott.
“Biden should add Trump, Obama way [was] Included with Mandela,” a senior Trump adviser told The Daily Beast, referring to how world leaders were invited to the former South African president’s funeral. “No brainer.”
The same Trump adviser said the former president had “deep respect,” “admiration” and “attraction” for the queen.
A Trump spokesman did not immediately return The Daily Beast’s request for comment Monday morning.
British Foreign Office guidelines state, “Due to limited space at state funerals and related events, the President’s family, staff or other members of the entourage will not be admitted.”
Trump, when he wrote on Truth Social that meeting the queen was “the most extraordinary honor of my life,” was seen by some as a clear pitch to accept the invitation.
“God bless the Queen, may she reign in our hearts forever, and may God keep her and Prince Philip in constant care,” Trump said following the death.
On Friday evening, the former president posted a series of nine photos of the two of them together on Truth Social, mostly from his travels during his administration.
Trump has often boasted about his relationship with the queen, saying they “got along amazingly well” when they met during his presidency, and a planned 15-minute meeting naturally stretched into an hour due to the quality of their personal interactions.
The Times of London While Biden told reporters of his plans to attend the event, the White House held the palace “safe” and reports said “Australia and New Zealand are engaged in soft diplomacy to get Pacific leaders to London for the funeral.”
Foreign dignitaries have also been asked to fly commercially to the UK to avoid using helicopters and have been told to travel to Westminster Abbey by shuttle bus rather than their state cars.
“There will be multiple and extensive layers of security throughout London and at all official venues used for state funerals and related events,” the official document says.
Politico quoted a WhatsApp message from a London-based foreign diplomat: “Can you imagine Joe Biden on a bus?”