“Even as history continues to shape us and the ties between our two nations have developed, the love and respect we held for Her Majesty has remained unchanged.
“The Queen has transcended barriers. You may be a Republican, but still, just give her respect.”
The king, who is often accused of meddling as the Prince of Wales, said in his first televised address last Friday that he would step back from the campaigning and philanthropic work that shaped his life as heir to the throne.
But while he’s expected to continue to advocate for the environment, he plans to “emphasize” rather than campaign the way he’s done for decades.
In a telephone call with President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday, the French president “showed his full willingness” to continue cooperation “starting with the protection of the climate and the planet.”
The King will not attend the COP27 World Summit in Egypt in November.
Several news outlets have suggested that all future plans already listed in the King’s Diaries from when he was Prince of Wales have been canceled in favor of the Commonwealth of Nations, which likely includes Canada or Australia and New Zealand. reports that a new visit to
Among the politicians will be European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Indian President Drupadi Murum.
Funeral invitations have been sent from Britain to heads of state of almost every country in the world except Syria, Venezuela, Afghanistan, Russia, Belarus and Myanmar.
Syria and Venezuela are not invited as the UK does not currently have diplomatic relations with these countries. Officials said Afghanistan was not invited due to the current political climate.
Russia and Belarus are not invited to send any representatives for the aggression of Ukraine. However, the guest list is not published by the UK government, partly due to security concerns.
Guests include ambassadors of North Korea and Iran, and Empress Masako of Japan.
All the “working people” of the royal family will be in attendance, and Prince William and Lady Catherine, Princess of Wales, will offer their condolences.
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, King Harald V and Queen Sonya of Norway, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco will be among the royals. King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain are traveling in London and former King and Queen Juan his Carlos and Sofia have been invited.
Shortly after Monday’s funeral, British Foreign Secretary James Cleverley will host a reception for guests at the nearby Church House as members of the royal family head to Windsor for the Queen’s burial.
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https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/royal-diplomacy-to-hit-ground-running-as-king-plans-state-event-with-world-leaders-20220917-p5biuh.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_world Royal diplomacy is in full swing as the king plans national events with world leaders