President Joe Biden’s ‘gas-guzzling’ armored limousine got stuck outside a Pret coffee shop in central London as other world leaders traveled by bus to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral at Westminster Abbey.
Biden and his wife Jill were photographed in the back of the car, known as ‘The Beast,’ as it came to a grinding halt.
As The Daily Mail reported:
Biden was seen waving to members of the public, who were shocked to see the US President drive past them near Marble Arch in central London.
While other world leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, are arriving at Westminster Abbey for the Queen’s funeral in a fleet of buses, Biden was allowed to ride in The Beast.
But commentators have quipped that Biden might as well have taken the bus after video shows his motorcade rolling slowly through the streets of London before coming to a grinding halt outside a Pret coffee shop.
Video shows members of the public waving and taking pictures of the President as Met Police officers stood guard.
A Met Police Special Escort Group member was seen racing past the Beast on a motorbike to clear the traffic ahead.