Ukraine’s First Lady arrives for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, meets with Princess of Wales

19 September, 10:48 AM
Olena Zelenska and Kate Middleton (Photo:Kirsty O’Connor/Pool via REUTERS)

Olena Zelenska and Kate Middleton (Photo:Kirsty O’Connor/Pool via REUTERS)

Ukraine’s First Lady Olena Zelenska is in London, the United Kingdom, to attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, which will take place on Sept. 19.

Zelenska, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and Ukrainian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Vadym Prystaiko with his wife on Sept. 18 went to Westminster Hall, where Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin lay in state.

The Ukrainian delegation paid tribute to the late Queen, standing on a platform for V.I.P.s near the eastern wall of the hall.

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Zelenska also met with Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales, in London on Sept. 18. The audience took place at Buckingham Palace.

Zelenska and Middleton first met in October 2020, during Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s visit to the United Kingdom.

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