Queen Elizabeth II funeral: Foreign heads of state told private jets banned

Foreign heads of state and their spouses have been banned from using private jets and helicopters to get to the Queen’s funeral — and told to take the bus instead.

Whitehall has issued strict guidance for dignitaries arriving in the UK to pay their respects to the monarch when she is laid to rest at Westminster Abbey on September 19.

Leaked documents obtained by the Politico news website reveal the world’s political elite will be banned from using their own cars to get to the Abbey, and instead will be asked to park in west London and take a bus.

The Foreign Office has also asked attendees to refrain from using private jets, and has limited spaces at the funeral to two per nation.

Elements of the plan have been met with incredulity in some quarters, with one foreign ambassador complaining: “Can you imagine Joe Biden on the bus?”


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