Death of Elizabeth II: King Philippe and Queen Mathilde gathered in front of the Queen’s coffin (photos)

Queen Mathilde and King Philippe gathered in front of the coffin of Elizabeth II this Sunday.


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LKing Philip and Queen Mathilde, who arrived in London on Sunday morning for the Monday funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, gathered in the early evening before the coffin of the deceased, who died on September 8 at the age of 96 years old.


The royal couple arrived at Westminster Hall, Britain’s oldest chamber of parliament where the coffin is on display, shortly before 8 p.m. local time, according to snaps taken there.

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Before them and after them, many heads of state and government followed one another on Sunday to pay a last tribute to the queen: American President Joe Biden, accompanied by his wife Jill, French President Emmanuel Macron, who came with his wife Brigitte, or the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen or the King of Spain, Felipe VI.

Foreign leaders were then to be received at Buckingham Palace in the early evening for King Charles III’s first major diplomatic meeting. More than 200 leaders had been invited.



In total, some 2,000 guests, including heads of state and government from around the world, will meet Monday morning at Westminster Abbey, where Elizabeth II was crowned in 1953, for the culmination of tributes paid in immense emotion since the death of the monarch to planetary popularity.


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