'Tell him to stay away' Putin barred from Queen's state funeral in London

Kim Darroch says ‘it was right’ not inviting Putin to Queen’s funeral

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Sir Kim Darroch explained why the Russian dictator was not invited to the Queen’s state funeral along with many other problematic world leaders. The Baron Darroch of Kew claimed that Putin had invaded another country and caused destruction. He also claimed that it was right not to of sent Putin an invite. The Queen’s state funeral has drawn many political figures and heads of state together to say goodbye to Her Majesty today at Westminster Abbey.

Sir Kim Darroch told Times Radio: “Putin of course also paid a state visit… I think in 2003, shortly after he took over the presidency of Russia.

“There is a difference with Putin, he’s invaded another country and has caused the destruction, a semi-destruction of a country.

“And the death of tens of thousands of people, there is a line that’s been crossed with Putin and so I think that is different.

“And I think it was right not to invite him.”

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Putin not invited to Queen Elizabeth’s funeral (Image: Getty/Times)

Queen Elizabeth II funeral (Image: Getty)

After receiving the news that he would not be invited to the Queen’s state funeral in London, Vladimir Putin wrote to the new King, Charles III.

Putin wrote: “Your Majesty, please accept my deep condolences on the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

“The most important events in the recent history of the United Kingdom are inextricably linked with Her Majesty’s name.

“For many decades, Elizabeth II rightfully enjoyed the love and respect of her subjects, as well as authority on the world stage.”

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Queen’s funeral procession goes past The Cenotaph

Putin added: “I wish you courage and resilience in the face of this difficult, irreparable loss. I ask you to convey words of sincere sympathy and support to the members of the Royal Family and all the people of Great Britain.”

Other current heads of state and past presidents also did not receive an invitation to say goodbye to the Queen.

One of Putin’s biggest allies Alexander Lukashenko, the President of Belarus was also not sent an invite.

Former Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump were also not invited to attend.

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US President Joe Biden (Image: Getty)

Current President of the US, Joe Biden has been in London for the past few days with his wife as he was invited to attend.

Just after the Queen’s death, Mr Biden said in a statment: “In a world of constant change, she was a steadying presence and a source of comfort and pride for generations of Britons, including many who have never known their country without her. An enduring admiration for Queen Elizabeth II united people across the Commonwealth.

“The seven decades of her history-making reign bore witness to an age of unprecedented human advancement and the forward march of human dignity.

“She was the first British monarch to whom people all around the world could feel a personal and immediate connection—whether they heard her on the radio as a young princess speaking to the children of the United Kingdom, or gathered around their televisions for her coronation, or watched her final Christmas speech or her Platinum Jubilee on their phones. And she, in turn, dedicated her whole life to their service.”

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