Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen was born on 19 with his wife Doris Schmidauer. Attend Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral in September. The President’s Office recently announced this.
“It’s hard to imagine a world without the Queen. Queen Elizabeth II was not only a contemporary witness for nearly a century, she was a leading figure in world history. Even in turbulent times, she never lost her authority, her self-confidence , her discipline, her sense of duty, her steadfastness and her fine British humor,” Van der Bellen said in a video message on Twitter on Thursday. “She was a good force in the world. Farewell, Queen Elizabeth,” said the head of state, ending his speech with a few sentences in English. Now the president, like many other heads of state and government in the world, wants to personally say goodbye to the queen.
Funeral after ceremony in close family circle
That is why Van der Bellen flies to London on 18 September to attend the funeral ceremony in Westminster Abbey the following day. After the official part, the Queen and her immediate family will be buried in Windsor Castle.
After the funeral, Van der Bellen flies on to New York. Participation in the general debate in the course of the UN General Assembly is planned there.
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