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Find out which authorities are on the guest list for the queen’s funeral

The State Funeral queen elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey, in London, next Monday (19), will be one of the greatest diplomatic occasions of the century.

World leaders, politicians, public figures and European royalty, as well as more than 500 dignitaries from around the world, will come to London to pay their last respects to Britain’s longest-serving monarch, who died on Thursday at 96 years.

While no official guest list has yet been published, invitations have already been sent out.

The US President, Joe Biden was one of the first to confirm that he will be at the event, which will be attended by up to 2,000 people.

“I don’t know the details yet, but I will,” Biden told reporters on Friday.

the brazilian Jair Bolsonaro and the south korean Yoon Suk Yeol are among the presidents present at the Queen’s final farewell after a series of ceremonial events.

The newly elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Liz Truss will also mourn the monarch’s departure next week.

Leaders from most Commonwealth countries are expected to participate, with the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern and the Australian Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese.

“I would, of course, prioritize alongside the Governor General, fulfilling our duty to represent New Zealand and convey the condolences of our entire nation,” Ardern told TVNZ on Friday.

“I hope there are several leaders looking to pay respect and tribute to the Queen,” he added.

the japanese emperor naruhito and the empress masako will travel to London for the Queen’s funeral, an unusual move that demonstrates the close relationship between the Japanese and British royal families.

The Japanese news agency Asahi Shimbun reported, citing officials from the Imperial Household Agency, that a Japanese emperor only attended the funeral of a foreign head of state or member of the royal family on an earlier occasion, when then-Emperor Akihito attended the funeral of the Belgian King Baudouin in 1993.

Members of foreign royal families will also be seated in the church pews on Monday (19).

the king of spain Philip VI and his wife the queen letizia are among the members of European royalty who will be present.

O King and Queen of Holland along with the former queen of the country, beatrix who abdicated in 2013, will also be in the congregation, the Dutch royal house announced.

the king of Jordan, Abdullah II who remembered the queen as an “iconic leader” and “beacon of wisdom and principled leadership”, will also be present at her funeral.

Not all world leaders were invited, however.

Syria, Venezuela and Afghanistan are three of the countries that have not been asked to send a representative, according to British news agency PA Media.

Representatives from North Korea and Nicaragua were invited “only at ambassadorial level,” the PA added.

The leaders of Russia, Belarus and Myanmar will also be absent.

Although Russian President Vladimir Putin tweeted his congratulations on the accession of King Charles III to the throne, diplomatic relations between the UK and Russia have all but collapsed since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a senior British government source said. The CNN on Tuesday.

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is a close ally of President Putin.

Myanmar will not be invited after a coup in the country last year.

After the funeral, Queen Elizabeth II’s body will be buried in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, where her parents, her sister Princess Margaret and her husband Prince Philip are also buried.

Source: CNN Brasil

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