Who wasn't invited
Her funeral is expected to be grand, as it will be the final farewell of a people who for the most part have not known another monarch since the birth of Elizabeth II
The queen's funeral, it was announced earlier, will take place on Monday in the presence of around 500 foreign dignitaries and many members of royal families, but not the leaders of Russia, Belarus or Myanmar. The ceremony will take place in Westminster Abbey, which has a capacity of 2,000 people.
Her funeral, a security challenge of unparalleled scale, is expected to be grand as it will be the final farewell of a people most of whom have not seen another monarch since Elizabeth II was born.
But who will be on the funeral guest list? As reported by various British media, the majority of the leaders invited to the funeral have been asked to travel on passenger flights and will then be transferred by buses from a location in west London. Hundreds of world leaders and heads of state are expected to attend, including Biden and Macron. According to the Daily Mail, the invitation has also been accepted: “The right-wing president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, and the president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. As KYPE reported yesterday, the president of the Republic of Cyprus is also expected to be in London for the funeral of the British queen.
Which members of royal families will go to the funeral
As the Daily Mail reports, all of Europe's kings and queens, as well as lower-ranking members of royal families related to Elizabeth and Prince Philip, will be there. Among them we will see Princess Charlene of Monaco with her husband Albert II, Queen Sonia of Norway, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, King Felipe and Queen Letitia of Spain.
See below in more detail the list of guests, confirmed and uninvited – as reported by the Daily Mail.
- Vladimir Putin, Russia
- Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus
- Min Aung Hlaing, Myanmar
- Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei/President Ibrahim Raishi – but will be invited ambassador to the United Kingdom
They have not confirmed their presence
- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
- China's Xi Jinping
- Dubai Ruler Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
- Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud or his son, de facto leader Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud
Those who gave a positive answer
- Joe Biden and Jill Biden, President and First Lady of the United States
- Emmanuel Macron, President of France
- Alexander van der Billen, President of Austria
- Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand
- Anthony Albanese, Prime Minister of Australia
- Gitanas Nauceda, President of Lithuania
- Ranil Wickremesinghe, President of Sri Lanka
- Frank Walter Steinmeier, President of Germany
- Yoon Suk-yeol, President of South Korea
- Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey
- King Philip and the Queen Mathilde of Belgium
- Andrzej Duda, President of Poland
- Sergio Mattarella, President of Italy
- Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
- Charles Michel, President of the European Council
- Egils Levits, President of Latvia
- Paula May Weeks, President of Trinidad and Tobago
- Mohammed Staiyeh, Palestinian Prime Minister
- Sauli Niisto, President of Finland
- Katalin Novak, President of Hungary
- Michael Higgins, Irish President and Michael Martin, Irish Prime Minister
The royals we'll see at the funeral
- King Charles III
- Princess Anne
- Prince Andrew
- Prince Edward
- Camilla, Queen Consort
- Sophie, Countess of Wessex (Edward's wife)
- Prince William
- Prince Harry
- Peter Phillips (Princess Anne's son)
- Zara and Mike Tyndall (Princess Anne's daughter and son-in-law)
- Princess Beatrix and her husband Jacques Brooksback (daughter of Andrew)
- Princess Eugenie and her husband (daughter of Andrew)
- Lady Louise Windsor and James Viscount Severn (the children of Edward)
- The Duke of Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Princess Alexandra and Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester (Queen Elizabeth's cousins)
- Kate ( Middleton) Princess of Wales and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex.
- King Philip and Queen Mathilde of Belgium
- King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands
- King Felipe VI and Queen Letitia of Spain
- King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden
- King Harald V and Queen Sonia of Norway
- Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg
- Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco.
- Emperor Naruhito of Japan
- The Daily Mail reports that former King Constantine Glixburg and his wife will also attend Anna Maria.
Photo: Daily Mail