The British government issued a decree requesting that all sitting presidents who were planning to attend the Queen’s burial do so via coach.
To mark his arrival at Buckingham Palace for the burial of Queen Elizabeth II, freshly elected Kenyan President William Ruto issued a photo of himself and other African leaders.
On Monday, the president and his wife Rachel were observed making their way to the funeral.
Tanzania’s current president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, was seen together with his Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister, Mbarouk Nassor Mbarouk.
Meanwhile, certain foreign leaders, including US President Joe Biden, were permitted to visit driving their own cars.
It was reported that some European royals waited at a bus stop for up to 20 minutes after the Queen’s casket had left Westminster Abbey on route to Windsor.
On their route to the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, the president and his wife Rachel may be seen sitting on the left side of the third row of the coach. Tanzania’s current president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, could be spotted in the second row, far right.
Meanwhile King Charles III, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Catherine, Princess of Wales look on, Prince William, Prince of Wales, King Charles III, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, watch as The casket of Queen Elizabeth II leaves Westminster Abbey
The Daily Telegraph reports that many royals, including King Felipe VI of Spain, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and Queen Maxima, Crown Princess Margareta of Romania, and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, were spotted waiting in line.
Also delayed were the German relatives of the late Prince Philip, as well as Bulgaria’s last monarch, Simeon II.
Canadian President Justin Trudeau and New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern were both waiting in line for the bus.
Since world leaders had already come over the weekend to pay their respects to Her Majesty, the bus was filled with other African dignitaries.
While stranded in Sunday night London traffic, Biden and his wife Jill were spotted in the back of their presidential vehicle, called “The Beast.”