Former President George H.W. Bush died on November 30, 2018, at the age of 94. Today, December 5, is his funeral.
Dignitaries from all over the world have flown in to attend the funeral, including Prince Charles, who is representing the British royal family.
Clarence House issued a statement on Twitter on December 4, revealing that Prince Charles would be the member of the royal family to attend the funeral. The tweet read: “The Prince of Wales will attend the state funeral of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush. The service will take place tomorrow at The National Cathedral in Washington.
The Prince will be representing Her Majesty The Queen.”
Upon his death, the Queen also issued a statement about George H.W. Bush, who served as president from 1989 to 1993. Queen Elizabeth wrote:
“It was with sadness that I learned of the death of President George H W Bush last night. President Bush was a great friend and ally of the United Kingdom. He was also a patriot, serving his country with honour and distinction in Office and during the Second World War. Prince Philip and I remember our days in Texas in 1991 with great fondness. My thoughts and prayers are with President Bush’s family and the American people.”
The former president’s funeral is taking place at the Washington National Cathedral.
Watch the video below to learn more about Prince Charles’ relationship with George H.W. Bush.
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