By Jake Tapper, Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent
Buckingham Palace didn’t invite President Joe Biden to assemble a delegation to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II subsequent week, and as a substitute prolonged a particular invitation for under the President and first girl, a White Home official advised CNN.
The White Home introduced Sunday that Biden had formally accepted the invitation and can be accompanied by the primary girl.
Earlier state funerals, such because the one for former South African president Nelson Mandela, have allowed for the sitting president to carry a delegation of officers to the occasion.
The state funeral for the Queen will happen on September 19 at Westminster Abbey, and she is going to lie in state in Westminster Corridor from Wednesday, Buckingham Palace introduced Saturday.
The Queen’s coffin arrived Sunday on the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, following a six-hour journey from Balmoral Fortress to the Scottish capital. Britain’s longest-serving monarch died Thursday on the age of 96 at her Scottish nation property in Balmoral.
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CNN’s Max Foster, Lauren Stated-Moorhouse and Sana Noor Haq contributed to this report.