- Advertisement -Newspaper WordPress Theme
BusinessPresident Biden may be the world’s most powerful man, but it didn’t...

President Biden may be the world’s most powerful man, but it didn’t ensure him a front-row seat at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in London on Monday.sits 14 rows back

President Biden may be the world’s most powerful man, but it didn’t ensure him a front-row seat at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in London on Monday.sits 14 rows back

The US President and First Lady Jill Biden were seated 14 rows back during the service at Westminster Abbey that drew 2,000 guests — including some 500 of the world’s presidents, kings, princes and prime ministers.

Perhaps taken into consideration was that the couple was among the few dignitaries who were granted permission to travel in their own presidential limousine, nicknamed “The Beast,” for security reasons.

Most other leaders, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, were escorted to the funeral on shuttle busses due to right security and road restrictions in place across London.

Taking their own transportation meant the Bidens also apparently arrived later than scheduled after getting caught in standstill traffic, The Guardian reported.

Biden was seated behind Poland President Andrzej Duda for the service at Westminster Abbey.

Once they finally arrived outside Westminster, the President and First Lady were forced to wait to take their seats so they didn’t interrupt the painstakingly choreographed funeral.

The couple had to wait briefly at the doors of the church as a procession of George and Victoria Cross-holders — those awarded the highest military valor — headed into the Abbey.

Once they finally arrived outside Westminster, the President and First Lady were forced to wait to take their seats so they didn’t interrupt the painstakingly choreographed funeral.
Getty Images
First Lady Jill was sitting next to Switzerland’s President Ignazio Cassis.

Higher up the pecking order were the leaders of Commonwealth countries and those that still consider the UK monarch their head of state.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Subscribe Today

GET EXCLUSIVE FULL ACCESS TO PREMIUM CONTENT

SUPPORT NONPROFIT JOURNALISM

EXPERT ANALYSIS OF AND EMERGING TRENDS IN CHILD WELFARE AND JUVENILE JUSTICE

TOPICAL VIDEO WEBINARS

Get unlimited access to our EXCLUSIVE Content and our archive of subscriber stories.

Exclusive content

- Advertisement -Newspaper WordPress Theme

Latest article

More article

- Advertisement -Newspaper WordPress Theme
%d bloggers like this: