Irene Marcos to be ‘special representative’ to Queen Elizabeth’s funeral
NEW YORK, United States — Irene Marcos-Araneta will be the “special representative” of her older brother, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., to attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.
Irene Marcos will be accompanied by her husband, Gregorio Araneta III, Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles said in a statement issued on Sunday.
They will attend the state funeral starting with the lying-in-state of the queen taking place on Sunday.
President Marcos is currently en route to New York City for a six-day working visit, including participating in the United Nations 77th General Assembly.
Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96 last Sept. 8 and was succeeded by her son, now King Charles III.
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