October 5, 2022

Trump gets invited to U.S. memorial service for the Queen

Fox News reports that former President Donald Trump is among those former U.S. presidents who have been invited to attend an upcoming memorial service for Queen Elizabeth II that will be held in Washington, D.C.

All five living former U.S. presidents have been invited to the event, including Trump, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter.

The Queen had met with each of these U.S. presidents – and many more – during her 70 years on the throne.

President Joe Biden, on the other hand, will be attending the official funeral service that is being held in London, England. He and first lady Jill Biden will be the only American delegates at the event.

The event that Trump and the others have been invited to will take place at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 21. The cathedral has hosted a number of funerals for U.S. presidents in the past.

This event, which the British Embassy is co-hosting, is being referred to as a “Service of Thanksgiving” for the late Queen’s life.

It is not exactly clear what will happen at the event, but an honor guard from the Queen’s Color Squadron will be on hand.

It is also not clear if all of the living former U.S. presidents who have been invited plan to attend. At the time of this writing, they had yet to indicate whether they have accepted their invitations.

The service will be made publicly available, including via online streaming.

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