President Biden will attend Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral service on Sept. 19 and formally accepted the invitation on Sunday morning.
He will be accompanied by the First Lady, Jill Biden, the White House also announced.
Queen Elizabeth II passed away on Sept. 8 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland at the age of 96.
In a statement following Queen Elizabeth II’s passing, President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden said that she was “more than a monarch” and was someone who “defined an era.”
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II (R) speaks with US President Joe Biden and US First Lady Jill Biden and leaders of the G7 during a reception at The Eden Project in south west England on June 11, 2021. (Photo by Jack Hill/Pool/AFP via Getty Images)