Published: Tue, December 04, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Prince Charles to attend Bush’s funeral in Washington, D.C.

Prince Charles to attend Bush’s funeral in Washington, D.C.

The president and first lady made a trip to the U.S. Capitol Monday night to pay their respects to former President George H.W. Bush, who is lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda ahead of the state funeral Wednesday.

As the nation mourned the death of former president George H.W. Bush over the weekend, his beloved service dog was by his side to the end.

A person close to funeral planning told the Post that while the family had pure motives in inviting the Trumps, they also wanted to ensure the funeral was carried out according to the family's wishes, including the use of Air Force One to carry his remains to and back from Washington, D.C.

McConnell says Bush "kept us on course" as the Kentucky Republican delivered a eulogy for the late president at a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda on Monday. The photo was shared on George W. Bush's Instagram page. An invitation-only funeral service is set for Wednesday at Washington National Cathedral.

W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush stand in front of his fathers casket as thousands of onlookers gather in the Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday Dec. 4 2018
John Parkinson ABC News

Jim McGrath, Bush's spokesman, posted an image of Sully next to Bush's casket on Sunday along with the caption, "Mission complete".

Pence is speaking in the Capitol Rotunda as lawmakers, Supreme Court justices and former members of his administration pay their respects to the nation's 41st president. He will be laid to rest next to his wife, Barbara Bush, who died in April of this year.

Following the service in Washington, Bush will be flown to Houston Wednesday to lie in repose at St. Martin's Episcopal Church before burial Thursday at his family plot behind the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University.

Born in 1924 in the state of Massachusetts, Bush joined the U.S. Navy upon finishing high school in 1942.

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