King Charles III received presidents, prime ministers and monarchs from around the world at Buckingham Palace on Sunday, the day before the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. This was an opportunity for the UK to have the new monarch recognized.
One of the legacies left by Elizabeth II as queen was a kind of “monarchical diplomacy”. She went down in history as the British sovereign who traveled the most around the world and who most met with leaders of other countries in more than 70 years of reign.
President Jair Bolsonaro arrived on Sunday morning in the English capital, visited the coffin in Westminster Hall and paid tribute to the Queen. In the afternoon, he went to the diplomatic meeting with King Charles alongside the first lady, Michelle Bolsonaro.
Among the names present at the event are Joe Biden, president of the United States, and Emmanuel Macron, from France.
Preparations for the queen’s funeral begin on Monday morning (19), at around 6:30 am EDT. A series of rites will be performed.
The heads of state will participate in a religious tribute to Elizabeth II.
After the queen’s funeral, President Jair Bolsonaro, as well as other leaders, go to New York for the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN). He will be the first to speak at the event.
Source: CNN Brasil