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Philippe, Mathilde and foreign leaders bow to Elizabeth II: “she had above all a sense of the notion of service”

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Heads of state and government from around the world joined the British on Sunday gathering en masse in front of the coffin of Elizabeth II, on the eve of a state funeral that promises to be grandiose.

Mr. Biden, accompanied by his wife Jill, made the sign of the cross from a gallery of Westminster Hall, where the public has been parading since Wednesday and where the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen or even the King of Spain, Felipe VI.

“dignity” and “service”

“I’ve said before that my mum and dad think everyone…deserves to be treated with dignity, and that’s exactly how it sounded,” Ms. Biden, who will attend the monarch’s funeral on Monday, adding that she had “first and foremost a sense of service.”

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Emmanuel Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived at Westminster Hall with his wife Brigitte, hand in hand, both dressed in black, with dark trainers and sunglasses. “We share the pain of the British,” Emmanuel Macron told reporters.

Ursula von der Leyen

The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen or the King of Spain, Felipe VI, also bowed before the remains of the queen, as well as the first Ukrainian lady, Olena Zelenska, visibly very moved.