Clarence House has announced that the Prince of Wales will represent The Queen at the state funeral of former US President George H.W. Bush in Washington on Wednesday.
President Bush’s funeral will take place in The National Cathedral and will be attended by dignitaries from around the world.
Last Week, The Queen sent a message of condolence to the Bush family and the American people after the passing of the former President.
Her Majesty’s message read: “It was with sadness that I learned of the death of President George H W Bush last night. President Bush was a great friend and ally of the United Kingdom. He was also a patriot, serving his country with honour and distinction in Office and during the Second World War.
“Prince Philip and I remember our days in Texas in 1991 with great fondness. My thoughts and prayers are with President Bush’s family and the American people.”
President George Bush died at the age of 94 on Friday in Houston, Texas. His son, former President George W. Bush made the announcement late Friday night on behalf of the Bush family.
President Bush’s statement on his father, who was the 41st President of the United States, read: “Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died.
“George H. W. Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for. The entire Bush family is deeply grateful for 41’s life and love, for the compassion of those who have cared and prayed for Dad, and for the condolences of our friends and fellow citizens.”