Don’t pass out in a dead faint yet. It’s not what you think. The Queen is lying in state in London and her actual memorial service will be Monday. Joe and Jill Biden are travelling overseas for the occasion. The memorial service we speak of here is the one in Washington, D.C. at the National Cathedral next Wednesday. Times Of London:
There was no room for Trump nor any of the five living former US presidents, at Westminster Abbey but they are to be offered places at the invitation-only event in the US capital.
The Queen’s Colour Squadron, a special unit of the Royal Air Force, will form an honour guard at the cathedral — which the Queen visited four times during her reign.
It is not yet known whether any of the living former presidents will be able to attend the service in the US although Jimmy Carter, who will turn 98 next month, may be too frail to travel to the capital from his home in Georgia.
I’m sure Trump will spin this into something more than it is. That is his tendency to do. I can hear it now, “Liz left instructions for me to personally be invited to her funeral, because she always liked me best, but I said, naw, I got a better idea. How about we all stay home and have our own funeral service? Maybe we can bar-b-que.”
You think this is cynical? Watch.
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