Osinbajo to represent Nigeria at Queen Elizabeth’s funeral in London

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo boarding the presidential jet. Photo: Statehouse/Tolani Alli

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, will be representing Nigeria at a number of events on Sunday and Monday, during the State funeral for the late Queen Elizabeth ll of the United Kingdom.

Prof. Osinbajo departs Abuja on Saturday, September 17, 2022, and will join members of the Royal Family, world leaders, including members of the Commonwealth, Heads of State, Governors-General, Prime Ministers, and foreign royal families at the ceremonies, including the funeral service scheduled to hold at Westminster Abbey on Monday.

Ahead of the service, the Vice President will be among guests and dignitaries to be received by King Charles lll and Queen Consort Camilla, at a reception in Buckingham Palace, on Sunday.

Earlier on that day, the VP will hold a bilateral meeting with the UK Foreign Secretary, James Cleverly.

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Queen Elizabeth ll was the Head of the Commonwealth and the longest serving British monarch. She passed on at 96 on the 8th of September this year at the Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

The Vice President will return to Nigeria after Monday’s State Funeral.