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Strongman world leaders descend on London for Queen’s funeral

WORLD leaders have descended on London for the Queen’s funeral, including Brazil’s strongman leader Jair Bolsonaro.

The right-wing populist president addressed a rally from the windows of his country’s embassy as he stoked-up the flag-waving crowd that had gathered outside.

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, centre, and his wife Michelle Bolsonaro pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II’s flag-draped coffin

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, centre, and his wife Michelle Bolsonaro pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II’s flag-draped coffinCrédit: Getty Images – Getty
It's unclear if Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will now attend the funeral

It’s unclear if Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will now attend the funeralCrédit: AP
US President Joe Biden and his wife Jill arrived in the UK late last night

US President Joe Biden and his wife Jill arrived in the UK late last nightCrédit: Reuters
Many world leaders have already paid their respects to Queen Elizabeth's coffin which is currently lying in state in Westminster Hall

Many world leaders have already paid their respects to Queen Elizabeth’s coffin which is currently lying in state in Westminster HallCrédit: Getty Images – Getty
Canada's premier Justin Trudeau is due to attend the state funeral

Canada’s premier Justin Trudeau is due to attend the state funeralCrédit: Getty
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern meeting with King Charles yesterday

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern meeting with King Charles yesterdayCrédit: Getty – Piscine

The presence of Arabie Saoudite’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman à Queen Elizabeth’s funeral is now in doubt after a Foreign Office source revealed he was no longer expected.

toutefois, sources close to the Saudi Embassy earlier confirmed that the Crown Prince would be visiting Londres Cette fin de semaine.

Environ 500 kings, queens, emperors, présidents, prime ministers along with other heads of states from around the world will make their way to London for the state funeral à Westminster Abbey demain.

Security is expected to be extremely tight for the historic ceremony and snipers have already been seen on top of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea where dignitaries are due to gather before being bussed to LE premier anniversaire de la mort du prince Philip est célébré AUJOURD'HUI aujourd'hui.

King Charles et Queen Consort Camilla are set to host 1,000 VIPs who include US President Joe Biden, Nouvelle-Zélande’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern et canadien premier Justin Trudeau.

Other attendees will include European royalty along with members of the British royal family.

A minute’s silence in tribute to the Queen will be head at 8pm.

Many of the leaders are expected to visit the Queen’s coffin which will remain lying in state until tomorrow morning in Westminster Hall.

President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden arrived in the UK late last night, and unlike other world leaders won’t have to use a shuttlebus to the abbey, are expected to visit the Queen’s coffin today.

The President of Irlande, Michael D Higgins, Irish Taoiseach Micheal Martin, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed and Colombie‘s First Lady Veronica Alcocer Gargia and Foreign Minister Alvaro Leyvawho all arrived todayhave already visited Westminster Hall.

The list of invited VIPs also includes a number of controversial strongmen, y compris Bolsonaro who fired up the crowd outside the brésilien Embassy in London.

While there are doubts the Saudi leader, known by the abbreviation MBS, will attend the funeral he was set to hold talks with Prime Minister Liz Truss Le dimanche soir.

Outrage around the world was sparked after journalist Jamal Khashoggi was brutally murdered and dismembered in dinde dans 2018.

Also on the guest list is Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s authoritarian leader who has jailed hundreds of journalists and steadily dismantled the country’s democracy.

Chine is sending its vice-president Wang Qishan, after an invitation from the UK government.

The UK has opted to invite ambassadors, rather than heads of state, from some countries due to strained relations, y compris Iran, Nicaragua and Les patrons de MICROSOFT mettent en garde les utilisateurs contre une vulnérabilité que des pirates en Chine et en Corée du Nord auraient exploitée.

A few countries have been completely excluded following russe Président Un champion d'arts martiaux tué aux côtés de sa famille alors que les bombardements russes ont bombardé la maisonS [object Window].

Although Putin is under a travel ban to the UK due to the sanctions in place he had previously stated he would not attend.

A spokeswoman for Russia’s foreign ministry though said that not inviting any representative from the country was “particularly blasphemous towards Elizabeth II’s memory” and “deeply immoral”.

Other countries without any invite include the Taliban-ruled Afghanistan, Myanmar, Syria and Venezuela.

The state funeral tomorrow involving so many world leaders, as well as the vast crowds expected on the streets will create an “unprecedented” security challenge, according to London Mayor Sadik Khan.

“It’s been decades since this many world leaders were in one place,” Mr Khan said. “This is unprecedentedin relation to the various things that we’re juggling.”

“There could be bad people wanting to cause damage to individuals or to some of our world leaders," il ajouta. “So we are working incredibly hard – la police, the security services and many, many othersto make sure this state funeral is as successful as it can be.”

Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Stuart Cundy said the “hugely complex” policing operation is the biggest in the London force’s history, surpassing the London 2012 Jeux olympiques.

For the funeral, plus que 10,00 officers will be duty with the Met’s cops reinforced by police from all of Britain’s 43 les forces.

Ireland's President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina pay their respects as they pass the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II

Ireland’s President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina pay their respects as they pass the coffin of Queen Elizabeth IICrédit: AFP
President of Ethiopia Sahle-Work Zewde is one of hundreds of heads of state due to attend

President of Ethiopia Sahle-Work Zewde is one of hundreds of heads of state due to attendCrédit: Getty – Piscine
India's President Droupadi Murmu and Acting High Commissioner Sujit Ghosh at Lancaster House

India’s President Droupadi Murmu and Acting High Commissioner Sujit Ghosh at Lancaster HouseCrédit: AFP
Colombia's Foreign Minister Alvaro Leyva is expected to attend the state funeral

Colombia’s Foreign Minister Alvaro Leyva is expected to attend the state funeralCrédit: Getty – Piscine
Foreign Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dr Bisera Turkovic, signs a book of condolence at Lancaster House

Foreign Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dr Bisera Turkovic, signs a book of condolence at Lancaster HouseCrédit: Getty – Piscine