Armenian President Vahagn Khachaturian was photographed next to the coffin of Elizabeth II. The politician took the picture during a memorial service at the Palace of Westminster in London. Thus, the statesman violated the rules established for a public farewell to the monarch.
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63-year-old Khachaturian came to the mourning event with his assistants, one of whom filmed him on the phone. This is the first such incident for the farewell ceremony, which has been going on since September 14th. Whether the president had to remove the frame is not specified.
Not only the leader of Armenia violated the protocol, but also 79-year-old Joe Biden. The head of America, who came to the funeral of the queen with his wife, all the time … laughed. The President spoke with those present with a smile on his face and did not stop.
The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia was completely forbidden to see off Elizabeth II on her last journey. He was replaced by Turki bin Mohammed al Saud, who has been a minister of state and cabinet minister since 2018. He is the grandson of the late King Fahd and a member of the new generation that was brought to power by Prince Mohammed.
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The Chinese delegation was also denied access to the farewell ceremony. The Chinese ambassador in London has been barred from entering parliament for a year, and the British authorities did not make an exception for a diplomat who wanted to say goodbye to the queen. The country sent Vice President Wang Qishan to a memorial service.