Prince Charles finally meets President Trump at Bush's funeral
The last time Prince Charles traveled to the US was in March 2015. At the time, he’d visited Kentucky with his wife Duchess Camilla.
After more than three years, the Royal was back in the US on Wednesday to attend former President George H.W. Bush’s memorial at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
On Tuesday morning, Clarence House announced that Prince Charles, 70, would be attending former President George H.W. Bush’s funeral service. They wrote:
"The Prince of Wales will attend the state funeral of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush. The service will take place tomorrow at The National Cathedral in Washington. The Prince will be representing Her Majesty The Queen."
Prince Charles Makes First U.S. Visit in Nearly 4 Years for George H.W. Bush's Funeral https://t.co/0KSB16cVeJ— People (@people) December 5, 2018
For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. The prince attended the event with his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, 71, among many dignitaries.
The U.S. is bidding farewell Wednesday to former President George H.W. Bush at a state funeral attended by top American political figures, along with leaders from throughout the world including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Britain's Prince Charles & Jordan's King Abdullah. pic.twitter.com/ExWLEQ0GGW— The Voice of America (@VOANews) December 5, 2018
In March 2015, he and his wife visited Louisville, Kentucky, and Washington D.C. over a four-day trip. All five living US presidents also attended the service.
Charles, who was attending on behalf of his mother the Queen, was greeted by Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen. On Saturday, she sent her condolences to the Bush family after hearing the sad news of the 41st president’s passing.
“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.”
The Queen has sent the following message to the President of the United States of America and to the people of America following the death of President George H W Bush.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) December 1, 2018
Read the message in full here: https://t.co/gJoDKXLw1B
The Queen concluded her statement saying:
“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.”
The Queen traveled to Texas with her husband in 1991, which made her the first British monarch to visit the state. Two years later, she knighted the Bush at Buckingham Palace.
Awe that’s nice 😃— James (@MeImJames) December 4, 2018
In the 1980s, genealogists revealed that the Queen and the politician were 13th cousins. Charles had also represented his mother in 2004 at former President Ronald Reagan’s funeral.
The Prince of Wales will attend the state funeral of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush. The service will take place tomorrow at The National Cathedral in Washington.— The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (@ClarenceHouse) December 4, 2018
The Prince will be representing Her Majesty The Queen.
Charles reportedly “snubbed” President Donald Trump when the president met with his mother during his visit to the United Kingdom in July. However, being at Bush’s funeral together on Wednesday meant the two couldn’t avoid each other.