The White House said that for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace only sent invitations to US President Joe Biden and the First Lady.
the White House also confirmed that US President Joe Biden would come to the UK to attend the funeral of the late Queen. He will accompany First Lady Jill Biden without a delegation of officials to accompany him, in accordance with the request of the British Royal Family.
Historically, some state funerals from other countries, such as that of the late South African President Nelson Mandela, have allowed other heads of state to attend with their respective delegations. However, this is different at the Queen's funeral.
Information from Buckinham Palace said that the official funeral of the late Queen Elizabeth II will take place on September 19 at Westminster Abbey. The coffin will be laid to rest in Westminster Hall - the oldest building on the grounds of the parliament building - from September 14 before being carried to Westminster Abbey on the morning of September 19.
In addition to the US President, government and royal leaders from many countries around the world also announced that they would come to London to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Therefore, Britain is busy preparing for the largest security operation in history.
From now until the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, every day, thousands of police will be on duty in the capital to keep order from crowds gathered outside Buckingham Palace and St. James was nearby when they arrived to pay their respects to the late Queen.
Roads have been blocked off to form safety barriers around crowded gathering places. Snipers will also be deployed on the terraces to guard the procession. On the ground are patrols that take turns on duty so that there are no gaps.
"Police will be present everywhere, particularly in Westminster and the areas around Buckingham Palace and St James's Park. A large number of police officers will be on duty during this time to ensure the safety of those arriving in London. and prevent any potential crime,” said Stuart Cundy, Deputy Assistant Chief of Police, London.
A British police spokesman said requests for mutual assistance would almost certainly be made in the coming days. The National Police Coordination Center will arrange the dispatch of officers from elsewhere to London for security operations.
The spokesman added: "Operation 'London Bridge' is expected to last between 10 and 14 days, with the support of forces across the UK and using a variety of units with different functions. Due to the nature of this operation, many police units and special operations will be mobilized to support the Metropolitan Police Department."
The campaign above is a codename for planning what will happen after Queen Elizabeth II dies. This plan was developed in the 1960s and has been evaluated and updated over the past decades.