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Zimbabwean President barred from Queen’s funeral

King Charles III has denied a request by the President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

The King, in a statement by the Deputy Correspondence Coordinator at Buckingham Palace, Miss Jennie Vine, stated that the Zimbabwean President’s request was denied over reports of violation of human rights in his country.

Mnangagwa had earlier in a condolence letter to the king, requested to attend the funeral of the Queen despite not being included in the list of world leaders that had been invited to the event by the Buckingham Palace.