BTW the American Delegation to the Service was actually dissapointing. Barack Obama refused to go, although considering what happened in Boston, thats acceptable. But the Vice President said that he was too busy talking about Gun Control
Hillary Clinton, who said she would come, failed to turn up
Thankfully, the older Republican Administrators (minus Bush who didnt bother to show up either) were all present, those that are still alive, after all, most are very old now.
The Argentinians made a point about not going, because of the Faulklands War.
The French refused to come (but who cares)
And, suprisingly perhaps, Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor and big wig behind the European Union declined the invitation.
What is interesting is that of her own accord Her Majesty, The Queen Elizabeth II and her Husband Prince Philip both attended