- The UK mentioned international leaders ought to use escorted buses to get to the Queen’s funeral.
- Nevertheless it later rowed again, saying President Joe Biden might use his personal automotive for his safety.
- The UK authorities reframed its seemingly hardline guidelines as “steering” with exceptions.
The UK mentioned President Joe Biden won’t be topic to recommendation that international leaders ought to journey to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral by bus.
Politico reported on Sunday that international leaders have been requested requested to get to the UK by industrial flights, and that they’d be taken to the funeral at London’s Westminster by escorted shuttle buses “due to tight safety and street restrictions.”
However Biden might be allowed to journey by way of London in his armored automotive, The Times of London reported on Monday.
UK authorities sources informed The Instances that Biden might be allowed to take his automotive to the funeral for safety causes, in line with his journey preparations for different visits.
A spokesperson for UK Prime Minister Liz Truss mentioned at a Monday media briefing that the journey requests have been a “steering” quite than a rule.
They mentioned: “The preparations for leaders and the way they journey will fluctuate relying on particular person circumstances.”
“Preparations for various leaders will fluctuate relying on issues like safety dangers.”
The prime minister’s workplace additionally mentioned “sure” when it was requested if Biden might select his personal mode of transport to get round London, per a report by HuffPost.
Another world leaders, like French President Emmanuel Macron, are additionally more likely to take their very own autos for safety causes, the Instances reported.