Kremlin comments on Queen’s funeral and legacy — Analysis

The monarch was “held in high regard” in Russia “for her wisdom,” the president’s spokesman said

Russian President Vladimir Putin will not be among the dignitaries attending the funeral of Britain’s late Queen Elizabeth II, the Kremlin said. The Queen died on Thursday at the age-96.

Asked by journalists on Friday whether Putin would visit Britain to pay his last respects, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said this is “not being considered.

Nevertheless, he stated that the British monarch was “Russia is regarded highly for her intelligence and international authority.” Peskov added that qualities such as these are “In short supply on the international stage” these days.

According to the spokesperson, it was not clear if Russia would be represented at this funeral.

It hasn’t been announced so far what the protocol practice will be like,” Peskov said, adding that Moscow will wait for a decision from the British royal family and the country’s government.

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On Thursday, Putin sent his condolences to the Queen’s eldest son, the 73-year-old former Prince of Wales, who succeeded Elizabeth to become King Charles III following her death.

You are asked to send sincere condolences and support for the members and the families of the royal family, and the citizens of Great Britain.” Putin said.

Following hours of medical supervision, Elizabeth, who was placed under her care by doctors just hours before, died on Thursday at Balmoral Castle, her Scottish home.

Elizabeth, the longest reigning monarch of Britain with a total length of 70 years is a record.

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