Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II's Funeral: What We Know So Far Photo by Kirsty O'Connor/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

A state funeral is planned for Queen Elizabeth II of England for Monday, and it seems like former U.S. President Donald Trump is not invited.

US President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden have got individual invitations to her funeral. It unexpectedly closes off a potential avenue for Trump to attend, reported Insider. The Bidens got two personal invitations, rather than being asked to form a U.S. delegation.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was recently asked whether Biden would invite Trump or any of the three other living former Presidents of America to join an official delegation to the Queen’s memorial service. She said that the official invitation from the British government extended only to Biden and his spouse. The invitation was sent on Saturday as a diplomatic note from the protocol directorate of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Jean-Pierre said. Biden accepted it a day later, according to the Independent.

After the announcement of the Queen’s death, Trump took to Truth Social to praise the monarch. He said that she had "great wisdom, and wonderful sense of humor," and that she was a “beautiful lady." He further wrote he and his wife, Melania, were "deeply saddened" to learn of the loss of the Queen.

He shared that together with Trump's family and fellow Americans, they "send our sincere condolences to the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom during this time of great sorrow and grief." He noted that he and Melania will always cherish their time together with the Queen, and said that "there was nobody like her!”

During his time in office, Trump visited the UK on three occasions. In July 2018 he met with her and Prime Minister Theresa May. Then he returned in June 2019 for an official state visit and the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. In December of that year, he returned for a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit and again met with the Queen.

In the past, American Presidents have invited their predecessors to accompany them to funerals of high-profile people, reported USA Today. President George W. Bush was joined by two former Presidents -- his father, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton to Pope John Paul II’s funeral. Barack Obama took George W. Bush to attend Nelson Mandela's funeral. Clinton and Jimmy Carter were also in attendance.

Donald Trump
Former US President Donald Trump during a campaign rally in support of Doug Mastriano for Governor and Mehmet Oz for US Senate at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on September 3, 2022. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP via Getty Images

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