#NewsNow Samoa’s Head of State Enters Westminster Abbey for Queen Elizabeth’s State Funeral


#NewsNow Samoa’s Head of State, Afioga i le Ao o le Malo, Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II, accompanied by his Masiofo, Faamausili Leinafo Tuimalealiifano, have just entered Westminster Abbey for the funeral service of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Two thousand world leaders, members of the royal family and friends of Queen Elizabeth II are expected to attend the Queen’s state funeral service inside Westminster Abbey, on Monday night Samoa time.

The event has been meticulously planned for decades and involves thousands of staff and volunteers.

The Samoa Head of State is joined by other world leaders, to farwell Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch. Her Majesty the Queen died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.

The Samoa Head of State and his good lady had earlier paid their respects at Lancaster House, signing the condolence book for Her Majesty the Queen.

Tuimalealiifano travelled to London with Australia’s Minister for International Development and the Pacific, the Hon. Pat Conroy MP,  who was honoured to host Pacific leaders ahead of the trip.

The Head of State is accompanied by Samoa’s Chief Executive Officer for the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Agafili Tomaimano Shem Leo, as well as Samoa’s Ambassador in Brussels, H.E. Francella Strickland.