American President Joe Biden is among 500 heads of states and government gathered in London today for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II who died aged 96 after reigning for a record 70 years.
The heir to the throne King Charles III had a busy day receiving dignitaries from across the world including hosting them to a reception at the Buckinghman Palace on Sunday evening.
King Charles III, said over the last ten days, my wife and I have been so deeply touched by the many messages of condolence and support we have received from this country and across the world.
In London, Edinburgh, Hillsborough and Cardiff we were moved beyond measure by everyone who took the trouble to come and pay their respects to the lifelong service of my dear mother, The late Queen.
As we all prepare to say our last farewell, I wanted simply to take this opportunity to say thank you to all those countless people who have been such a support and comfort to my Family and myself in this time of grief.