World NewsQueen Elizabeth II Lying-in-State: Chinese delegation blocked from Westminster Hall: report

Queen Elizabeth II Lying-in-State: Chinese delegation blocked from Westminster Hall: report

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A delegation from China was reportedly blocked from viewing Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin Mendacity-in-State.

Queen Elizabeth II, the late monarch of the UK, is presently Mendacity-in-State in Westminster Corridor till her funeral. 

The Mendacity-in-State is overseen by Parliament. Home of Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle instructed Parliament colleagues that he denied a Chinese language delegation, in accordance with the BBC.

Chinese language President Xi Jinping beforehand despatched condolences to the royal household upon information of the monarch’s passing.

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Dignitaries file previous the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Corridor for the Mendacity-in State, in London, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. 
(David Ramos/Pool Picture by way of AP)

Chinese language state media additionally lauded the queen’s bilateral relations with China and pleasant demeanor with the communist state.

“The queen was the primary British monarch to go to China and obtained a number of Chinese language state leaders’ on their visits to Britain,” Chinese language Overseas Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning mentioned. She has made vital contributions to selling the understanding of Chinese language and British folks and increasing pleasant exchanges between the 2 nations.”

Chinese language management was anticipated to attend the funeral on Sept. 19, however the specifics of the go to have but to be made public.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin pose for a photo on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022.

Chinese language President Xi Jinping, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin pose for a photograph on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Group Summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022.
(Alexandr Demyanchuk, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Picture by way of AP)

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People queue to see the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II as she lies at rest at St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022.

Folks queue to see the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II as she lies at relaxation at St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022.
(AP Picture/Jon Tremendous)

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She had dominated for longer than some other monarch in British historical past, turning into a much-loved and revered determine throughout her decades-long reign. She reached the milestone of 70 years on the throne on Feb. 6, 2022, celebrating with the Platinum Jubilee in June to mark the event.

Fox Information’ Phillip Nieto contributed to this report.

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