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Britain’s King Charles III and Camilla, the Queen Consort leave after a Service of Prayer and Reflection for the life of Queen Elizabeth II. Photograph: ReutersBritain’s Queen Camilla waves as she and King Charles visit Llandaff Cathedral. Photograph: Carl Recine/ReutersBritish Prime Minister Liz Truss visits Llandaff Cathedral. Photograph: Carl Recine/ReutersEmily Dugan

Updated at 07.44 EDT

The pope will not attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, the Vatican has said.

In a statement, the Vatican said the church would instead be represented by a senior official at Monday’s ceremonies.

The statement said:

The Most Reverend Paul Gallagher, secretary for relations with states and international organisations, will represent Pope Francis at the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Updated at 07.41 EDT

Downing Street has announced which visiting world leaders are scheduled to meet Liz Truss over the…

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This article was written by Léonie Chao-Fong (now) and Rebecca Ratcliffe (earlier) and originally published on www.theguardian.com