The Queen’s state funeral will be starting at 11am on Monday, September 19, at Westminster Abbey, where a number of key figures will be in attendance, including national leaders from around the world.
All the Royal Family will, of course, be in attendance at the Queen’s funeral, paying their respects not just to their monarch but to their mother, grandmother, and relative.
Here’s a look at the confirmed guest list.
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Both Prime Minister Liz Truss and opposition leader Sir Keir Starmer are confirmed to be present for the funeral.
US President Joe Biden is also attending.
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are also confirmed to attend.
Other important global figures attending include Japan’s Emperor Naruhito, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄan.
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German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Italian President Sergio Mattarella, and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro are also set to attend, reports The Independent.
Spain’s King Felipe is also attending. He will be joined by former King Juan Carlos, who was “asked not to attend” by the Spanish Government, according to The Spectator.
French President Emmanuel Macron has already travelled to the British embassy in Paris to pay his respects and will also attend the funeral, after giving a heartwarming tribute to the Queen upon hearing the news of her death: “She held a special status in France and a special place in the hearts of the French people... the Queen of 16 kingdoms loved France, which loved her back.”
The Queen’s grandchildren, Prince William and Prince Harry, Peter Philips and Zara Tindall, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, and Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn, will also be present at the ceremony, reports The Independent.
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Her cousins will likely be there, including the Duke of Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Princess Alexandra, and Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester.
Members of the royal families of Belgium, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and the Netherlands will also make an appearance.
In addition, the Queen’s ladies-in-waiting and her closest staff will likely be there.
Invites to the Queen’s funeral have not been sent to Russia, Belarus, or Myanmar, and Whitehall will only be represented at an ambassadorial level, Whitehall sources have told PA news agency.
The nations have presumably been snubbed due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with Belarus supporting the invasion, and carrying out joint military drills with Russia.
Myanmar has faced Western sanctions following a coup that removed Aung San Suu Kyi’s civilian government in February, 2021.