Queen Elizabeth Makes A Surprising Delegate Choice To Represent Her At George H.W. Bush's Funeral

The Royals are coming to America. But, the visit will be a sober one, as guests of the Bush family. And the Queen will not be making the trip.

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Special relationship

Former President George H.W. Bush, who died last week Friday at 94, shared a memorable friendship with the Queen and is known to have nicknamed her 'the talking hat'.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Bushes welcomed the Queen to America during their time in office, and the monarchs are said to have gotten on well with the late Barbara Bush.

The Queen's special delegate

Following news of Bush's death, the official website of the Royal Family sent a condolence message.

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And for his funeral on Wednesday, December 5, the palace has released a statement confirming that Prince Charles will be present at the service, which will take place at the National Cathedral in Washington.

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Clarence House clarified that Prince Charles will be representing his mother.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The brief statement did not specify the reason, but it is presumed that the Queen is in no condition to travel given her age. She is 92.

Online, the reactions have been heartfelt and overwhelming. Americans are touched that the Royals are joining them in honoring the memory of the late George H.W. Bush.

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