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.
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'.
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.
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.
The Prince of Wales will attend the state funeral of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush. The service will take place tomorrow at The National Cathedral in Washington.— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) December 4, 2018
The Prince will be representing Her Majesty The Queen.
Clarence House clarified that Prince Charles will be representing his mother.
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.
Very kind of you both to do so. Thank you for your support to our country. 💕— Galveston Bum (@bum_galveston) December 4, 2018
Thank you for coming and showing the UK’s respect to a great man. 🇺🇸— Terri Thompson (@TerriTh5576208) December 5, 2018
Such a wonderful show of support for our grieving country. America is very fortunate to have Britain’s friendship.— Erin Roberson (@erinluv182) December 5, 2018
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.