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George H.W. Bush funeral attendees include Prince Charles, presidents

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Britain’s
Prince Charles, left, is set to attend George H.W. Bush’s state
funeral in Washington, DC on Wednesday.

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  • Clarence House tweeted Tuesday that Prince Charles will
    attend the state funeral of US President George H.W. Bush on
    Wednesday in Washington, DC, on behalf of his mother, the Queen.
  • Queen Elizabeth issued a statement over the weekend,
    following Bush’s passing, saying he was “a patriot, serving his
    country with honor and distinction in office and during the
    Second World War.”
  • All of the living US presidents are also expected to attend.

President George H.W. Bush’s funeral is getting a royal touch,
thanks to Britain’s Prince Charles, who is expected to be in
attendance.

The Prince of Wales’ official residence, Clarence House, tweeted
Tuesday that the heir to the British throne will attend the
funeral on behalf of his mother, Queen Elizabeth.

The Queen released a statement following Bush’s death on Friday
at the age of 94. She said he was “a patriot, serving his country
with honor and distinction in office and during the Second World
War.”


Trump at H.W. Bush casket
President
Trump and first lady Melania will attend Bush’s funeral on
Wednesday. They’re pictured above Monday night, paying their
respects to Bush as he lie in state at the
Capitol.


AP
Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool



Prince Charles won’t be the only foreign dignitary in attendance
at the 41st president’s state funeral on Wednesday in Washington,
D.C.

Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney will lead a
contingent from his country, including Liberal Party MP Scott
Brison and Ambassador David MacNaughton, according to
Global News
.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will also
attend the ceremony, despite Trump’s mocking of Bush’s son, Jeb,
during the 2016 Republican presidential primary.


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President George H.W. Bush’s funeral expected to set aside
political bickering, focus on his life

All other living former presidents will be in attendance, and all
of their wives will except Rosalynn Carter, 91, who has limited
her travel in recent months.

Former first lady Michelle Obama was in the middle of a book tour
and
had to cancel two dates in Europe to attend the funeral.

Among some of the others expected to take part in the celebration
of Bush’s life are House Speaker Paul Ryan, former Republican
Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson (who will give an eulogy), and
presidential historian Jon Meacham (who wrote a biography of
Bush), according to
CNN
.

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