Prince Charles will attend George H.W. Bush’s funeral
Prince Charles and former President George H.W. Bush pictured here in 1997. (POOL/AFP/Getty Images)
Prince Charles will travel to Washington, DC, for the funeral of President George H.W. Bush, his office said Tuesday.
“The Prince of Wales will attend the state funeral of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush. The service will take place tomorrow at The National Cathedral in Washington. The Prince will be representing Her Majesty The Queen,” Clarence House, the prince’s residence, said in a tweet.
Queen Elizabeth, who with her husband, Prince Philip, visited Bush and his wife, first lady Barbara Bush, in 1991, expressed her “sadness” in a statement, addressed to President Trump and the American people, released Saturday.
“President Bush was a great friend and ally of the United Kingdom. He was also a patriot, serving his country with honor and distinction in Office and during the Second World War,” the statement said.
The funeral for Bush, who is lying in repose in the Capitol Rotunda until then, will take place Wednesday at the National Cathedral in Washington.
Former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama will attend.
Bush’s son George W. Bush, who became president eight years after his father left office, will be among those delivering eulogies at the funeral.
Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, former Sen. Alan Simpson of Wyoming and historian Jon Meacham will also speak at the funeral.
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