JOE Biden’s armoured limo got stuck in London traffic this morning as the US President made his way to the Queen’s funeral.
Mr Biden and wife Jill arrived in London on Sunday on board Air Force One, ahead of today’s huge ceremony.
Alrededor 500 foreign dignitaries from across the globe have begun descending on Westminster Abbey to say a final goodbye to the Queen.
To reduce congestion, many world leaders are arriving at the church today on shuttle busses organised by the British government.
Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia, Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia and the Netherlands’ King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima are among those swapping swanky private vehicles for a humble group bus trip.
But Mr Biden was given a special exemption by the Foreign Office to be taken in his bulletproof limo dubbed ‘The Beast’.
The late monarch met with 13 of the last 14 US presidents during her incredible 70-year reign.
Her funeral begins at 11am today.
los Queen’s coffin will be carried during the procession on a 123-year-old gun carriage towed by 98 Royal Navy sailors in a tradition dating back to the funeral of Queen Victoria.
The Procession will be led by a massed Pipes & Drums of Scottish and Irish Regiments, the Brigade of Gurkhas, and the Royal Air Force – numbering 200 musicians.
On the way to Westminster Abbey, the procession will go through Parliament Square, Broad Sanctuary and the Sanctuary.
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The service will begin at 11am and will be conducted by the Dean of Westminster.
Sobre 2,000 gente, incluso world leaders and foreign royals, will gather inside Westminister Abbey.
Primer ministro Liz braguero, and Commonwealth Secretary-General Hon Patricia Scotland KC will read lessons, while the Archbishop of York, the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and the Free Churches Moderator will say prayers.