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Queen Elizabeth will meet Friday with members of the British military team that responded to a brutal attack last week when two men hacked a soldier to death in broad daylight on a London street.
The attack did not change the queen’s long-planned visit to the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, which had been scheduled months ago, said Buckingham Palace officials. The queen planned to meet with the soldiers at Woolwich Barracks, which is less than a mile from the scene of last week’s attack.
The victim, Lee Rigby, lived at the barracks. He was killed by two men with knives, a scene captured on cellphone video. Two men held in his death have been arrested but not yet charged. Both have ties to religious extremist groups.
Michael Adebowale, one of the two murder suspects, appeared in a London court recently to face murder charges. A second suspect also remains in custody.