Sheikh Mohammed meets King Charles III ahead of Queen Elizabeth II funeral
The ruler of Dubai made the trip to Buckingham Palace to pass on his deepest condolences…
The world is still mourning the sad passing of Queen Elizabeth II, whose funeral takes place later on today (Monday, September 19). Ahead of the ceremony — which is expected to be watched in record breaking numbers — foreign dignitaries, and national heads of state have been making heartfelt in-person tributes and passing on messages of condolence to the royal residence.
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) September 18, 2022
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These leaders include our own royal, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai who made the trip to Buckingham Palace, to offer King Charles III “the condolences of the people of the UAE” along with “wishes for success in his new royal duties, and the continued wishes of the British people for progress and prosperity.”
التقيت اليوم الملك تشارلز الثالث في قصر باكنغهام، نقلنا تعازي شعب الإمارات في وفاة الملكة إليزابيث الثانية، وتمنياتهم له بالتوفيق في مهامه الملكية الجديدة، ودوام التمنيات للشعب البريطاني بالتقدم والازدهار ..
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) September 18, 2022
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The visit follows a phone call made by UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed on Saturday, to congratulate the British monarch on his accession to the throne.
Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral
Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral takes place today, Monday, September 19 at Westminster Abbey, UK in a service that will be televised around the world. The duties will begin at 9.30am (GST), with the official service taking place at 2pm (GST).
The coverage will follow the funeral procession as the coffin travels to Westminster Abbey. From there, the coffin will be taken along the Long Walk in Windsor to her final resting place at St George’s Chapel. The stream will be available on BBC One, ITV1, BBC News, BBC iPlayer, and Sky News.
For those based in the UAE that would like to tune in and observed the somber occasion, we’ve put together a guide on which locations will be showing the ceremony.
Images: Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Saeed Al Maktoum via Instagram