Updates: 27.04.2022 00:24
Washington – The funeral of Madeleine Albright, the first woman at the head of American diplomacy and a native of Prague, will be held today at Washington National Cathedral. The mourning speech will be given by, among others, President Joe Biden and former White House chief Bill Clinton, in whose cabinet Albright served from 1997 to 2001. The ceremony will also be attended by a Czech delegation led by Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský.
Albright died of cancer on March 23. Former Secretary of State and failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and three Albright daughters will also speak at the mourning ceremony about her life and political career.
The Czech delegation, led by Foreign Minister Lipavský, also went to the funeral. The President of the Senate Miloš Vystrčil, the Vice-President of the Senate Jiří Růžička and the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Pavel Fischer will also take part in the piety.
The ceremony program also includes musical performances by jazz legend Herbie Hancock, trumpet player Chris Botti and singer Judy Collins.
The funeral starts at 11:00 local time (17:00 CEST), it can be held live track for example, on the American public television channel PBS.
Source: České noviny – hlavní události by www.ceskenoviny.cz.
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