Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8th at the age of 96 . To their State funeral on September 19th According to media reports, around 2,000 mourners are expected in London's Westminster Abbey. Buckingham Palace has not yet announced an official guest list. The first names have already reached the public.
First and foremost, the family of the deceased attends the funeral. Including the four children King Charles III (73), Princess Anne (72), Prince Andrew (62) and Prince Edward (58). They are accompanied by their partners and their children. Next to Prince William (40) and Princess Kate (40) will also Prinz Harry (37) as well Duchess Meghan (41) Be there even though they are have since renounced the British royal family. The grandchildren Princess Beatrice and husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank, Zara Tindall and Mike Tindall, Peter Phillips (possibly with ex-wife Autumn Kelly) as well as Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn are of course there.
Other European royals are also expected. For example, Queen Margrethe of Denmark (82), King Harald (85) and Queen Sonja (85) of Norway, King Carl XVI. Gustaf (76) and Queen Silvia (78) of Sweden, the Dutch royal couple Máxima (51) and Willem-Alexander (55) with mother Beatrix (84) or Queen Letizia (49) and King Felipe VI. (54) from Spain with mother Sofia (83).
According to radio station NHK, the Japanese Emperor Naruhito (62) and his wife Masako (60) are also preparing to visit Great Britain. For Naruhito, it would be the first trip abroad since his accession to the throne in 2019. For logistical reasons, the Japanese emperor, European monarchs and heads of state and government are said to travel by bus to the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in London, according to media reports.
There will be very few exceptions, such as for US President Joe Biden and Israeli President Izchak Herzog, the BBC reported.
The countries without a monarchy are represented by their political leaders. US President Joe Biden (79) has already confirmed his participation. 'I don't know what the details are yet, but I'll go,' he said in a speech in Ohio State. According to CNN, Biden is said to have received 'a special invitation' and is arriving with his wife Jill (71). According to The Sun, Barack Obama is only on the list of replacements should a spot become available.
He will not bring a delegation with him. According to a protocol report by the Office for Foreign Affairs, Commonwealth and Development (FCDO) available to 'Politico', a '1 + 1' rule applies to the funeral. This states that due to a lack of space, 'only one senior representative per country and their significant other can participate'. The FCDO also advises you not to travel by private jet or helicopter and to take shuttle buses to the church.
In this way, French President Emmanuel Macron (44) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (68) should find their way to Westminster Abbey. Germany is represented by Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (66) and his wife Elke Büdenbender (60). Steinmeier canceled a visit to Costa Rica for the funeral. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will also come.
Apparently New Zealand is exempt from the '1 + 1' rule. In addition to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (42), the Maori king Tuheitia Paki (67) and other compatriots are said to be there Pay your last respects to Queen Elizabeth II.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy (44) will not take part. However, the President of Ukraine tweeted his condolences: 'On behalf of the people of Ukraine, we offer our sincere condolences to the Royal Family, the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth for this irreparable loss,' he wrote, adding: ' Our thoughts and prayers are with you.'
His political opponent Vladimir Putin (69) also commented on Telegram about the death of Queen Elizabeth II: 'Queen Elizabeth's name is inextricably linked to the most important events in British history. For decades, Queen Elizabeth was a person of respect who was loved and respected by his subjects and had gained a high reputation on the world stage,' read a Kremlin statement.
Russia, Belarus and Myanmar, Syria, Venezuela and Afghanistan's Taliban are not loaded. In addition, Donald Trump should not be invited. The Queen's corgis are not included either.
There was also a refusal from Princess Victoria of Sweden and Pope Francis.
In addition to heads of state, other well-known personalities are to attend the funeral service. Accordingly, naturalist Sir David Attenborough (96) could also be on the guest list.
In addition to the invited guests, thousands of royalists will gather in front of the church and on the streets of London on September 19th. All hoping to catch a glimpse of the Queen's coffin. In a solemn procession, this is transferred from Westminster Palace, where the Queen will rest until the morning of the state funeral in Westminster Hall, to Westminster Abbey.
He is then taken in a second procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch. From Wellington Arch the coffin comes to Windsor where the hearse travels the Long Walk to St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Another funeral service will then take place in St. George's Chapel.
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