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Niinistö, Haukio pay respects to the Queen

Finland's presidential couple is in London on Sunday.

File photo of Finland's presidential couple. Image: Matti Porre / Tasavallan presidentin kanslia
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President Sauli Niinistö and first lady Jenni Haukio have joined other world leaders in paying their respects to the late Queen Elizabeth II.

The President's office has confirmed that Niinistö and Haukio will visit Westminster Hall, where the Queen's coffin lies in state, around 4.50pm Finnish time on Sunday. The tabloid Iltalehti was the first to report the news.

The presidential couple is also set to join a reception hosted by King Charles III at Buckingham Palace on Sunday.

Niinistö and Haukio will attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, according the the President's office. The funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey in London on Monday, 19 September.

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