The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Liz Truss, will hold a private meeting with the President of the United States, Joe Biden, on the day of the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, as reported by the British newspaper ‘The Times’.
Downing Street and the UK Foreign Office had insisted that the event, which will be attended by more than 100 heads of state, should not be used as a diplomatic exercise.
However, Truss will take the opportunity to hold a small number of bilateral meetings with key allies over the weekend, including also French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau or Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, according to the aforementioned newspaper.
Due to the reason for the meeting, the leaders will not pose for photographs or participate in press conferences. Nor will the content of the meetings be made public, as they will be kept entirely private.
Among the leaders who will attend the funeral are members of royal houses from around the world, including King Felipe and Queen Letizia, as well as presidents and heads of state such as U.S. Joe Biden, France’s Emmanuel Macron and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as well as leaders of Commonwealth countries.