LONDON: Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Queen Rania were among 2,000 mourners who gathered on Monday to say goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey in London.
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State Prince Turki bin Mohammed attended the funeral on behalf of King Salman and Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa attended on behalf of his father King Hamad.
Morocco’s Prince Moulay Rachid represented King Mohammed VI at the funeral and attended a reception hosted by the British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly at Church House afterward.
The UK and the world said a final goodbye to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch at a state funeral that drew presidents and kings, princes and prime ministers — and crowds who massed along the streets of London to honor a monarch whose 70-year reign defined an age.
Oman’s Foreign Minister Sayyid Badr Al-Busaidi also attended the funeral with the charge d’affaires of the country’s embassy in London, Hussain bin Muhammad Muqaibel, Oman News Agency reported.
On Sunday, Bahrain’s King Hamad, Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Oman’s Sultan Haitham, Kuwait’s Crown Prince Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, and Jordan’s king, queen and crown prince attended a reception hosted by Britain's King Charles III for heads of state and official overseas guests at Buckingham Palace in London.
The Arab leaders offered their condolences on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.