Osinbajo to represent Nigeria at state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II in London


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will be representing Nigeria at a number of events on Sunday and Monday, during the state funeral for the late Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

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Osinbajo is scheduled to depart Abuja on Saturday and will join members of the Royal Family, world leaders – including members of the Commonwealth, Heads of State, Governors-General, Prime Ministers, and foreign royal families – at the ceremonies, including the funeral service scheduled to hold at Westminster Abbey on Monday.

Ahead of the service, the Vice President will be among guests and dignitaries to be received by King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla, at a reception in Buckingham Palace on Sunday.

Earlier on that day, the Vice President will hold a bilateral meeting with the UK Foreign Secretary, James Cleverly.

Queen Elizabeth II was the Head of the Commonwealth and the longest serving British monarch. She passed on at 96 on September 8, 2022 at the Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

The Vice President will return to Nigeria after Monday’s state funeral.