- Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has jetted out of the country to represent Nigeria at the state funeral of the late Queen Elizabeth II in London
- King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla will receive Osinbajo, among other world leaders, at a reception in Buckingham Palace on Sunday
- Earlier in the day, Osinbajo is expected to meet with the UK foreign secretary, James Cleverly, for a bilateral meeting
The spokesperson to the vice president, Laolu Akande, made this known on Saturday, September 17, The Vanguard reported.
The funeral service, which is scheduled to hold on Monday, will have in attendance members of the Commonwealth, Heads of state, governors-general, prime ministers, and foreign royal families.
Why is Osinbajo traveling to UK before Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral?
Ahead of the service, Osinbajo will be among the guests that King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla will receive at a reception in Buckingham Palace on Sunday.
Also, the vice president is expected to hold a bilateral meeting with the UK foreign secretary, James Cleverly, earlier on Sunday.
Queen Elizabeth II was the head of the Commonwealth and the longest-serving monarch in British history.
The 96 years old monarch died on September 8 at the Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
The vice president is expected back in the country after the state funeral on Monday.
Real reason powerful African president barred from attending Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral reveals
Legit.ng earlier reported that King Charles III has shunned Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s request to attend Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on Monday, September 19.
Buckingham Palace, in a statement, cited the violation and abuse of human rights in the country that Mnangagwa administers.
The president, in an earlier condolence message to King Charles II, requested permission to attend the funeral from the king.
Charles III, in a statement by the deputy to the senior correspondence officer, Miss Jannie Vine, stated that the request of the Zimbabwean President was denied due to the report of violation of human rights in his country.