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19th Sep 2022

People are losing it at how world leaders are being ‘treated’ at the Queen’s state funeral

April Curtin

‘They had the world leaders on the coach like a school trip to Blackpool’

People watching the Queen’s funeral can’t believe world leaders are “being treated the way they treat us”.

Live footage of the late monarch’s service at Westminster Abbey showed leaders from across the globe rocking up on school-trip style coaches.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako leaving Claridge's Hotel ahead of the State Funeral Of Queen Elizabeth II at on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Ricky Vigil/GC Images)
Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako leaving Claridge’s Hotel ahead of the Queen’s funeral (Image: Getty)

Global leaders were ordered to give up their diplomatic cars and share transport as part of plans organised by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) to enable safe travel to the funeral, The Telegraph reports.

Dignitaries are being asked to be as flexible as possible, the source told The Times.

Viewers watching footage of the funeral at home rushed to Twitter to comment on the leaders and their method of travel.

“Our leaders went to the UK and are being treated the way they treat us,” one wrote, gaining over 13,500 likes.

Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral commenced at 11am. Once the service has ended, the late monarch’s coffin will be taken to Windsor for a private ceremony, where her body will be buried.

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