By Our Reporter
Photos and videos of African leaders have surfaced, showing them being transported on a coach provided by the United Kingdom government for the leaders attending the burial ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey.
The UK government had issued travel guidelines to the heads of states attending the Monday event, where they were asked to park their vehicles at a site in west London.
Kenya’s newly elected president William Ruto and his wife, Tanzania’s Samia Suluhu Hassan and Uganda’s Minister for foreign affairs Jeje Odong are spotted with other leaders in the buses.
The move has, however, been heavily criticized by the G7 countries, including the US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan.
The G7 diplomats insisted that their leaders must be accorded the VIP reception, including traveling using their vehicles as part of security enforcement to them.
In the video, US President Joe Biden arrives at the event with his full security details using his armored limousine, which is referred to as ‘the beast.’
Also, the move has been criticized in Africa as it appeared that only leaders from the African continent have followed the guidelines.
Elizabeth II was announced dead on September 8 at the age of 96.
Source: Nation Africa