20220925 192018

Who will attend and who will not attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II?

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20220925 192018

World leaders and royals gathered in London for Queen Elizabeth’s funeral.

World leaders have arrived in London to pay their final respects to Queen Elizabeth II.

The queen, who died on September 8 at the age of 96, was given a state funeral, the first in the UK since 1965 following the death of wartime prime minister Sir Winston Churchill.

The 2,000-strong congregation included world leaders, members of the royal family, representatives of charities and those who have made “extraordinary contributions” to tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.

What time is the queen’s funeral?

The main service began shortly before 11:00 a.m. (10:00 GMT) at Westminster Abbey in central London, followed by a commitment service at 4:00 p.m. (15:00 GMT) in Windsor and a private service at 7:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. GMT).

The infographic and map below highlight some of the attendees and uninvited people:

royal attendees


  • King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium
  • King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
  • Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah
  • Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary
  • Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako of Japan
  • King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan
  • Crown Prince Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Sabah of Kuwait
  • King Letsie III of Lesotho
  • Crown Prince Alois of Liechtenstein
  • Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg
  • Sultan Abdullah of Pahang of Malaysia
  • Prince Albert II of Monaco
  • Crown Prince Moulay Hassan of Morocco
  • King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands
  • King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway
  • Sultan Haitham bin Tariq al-Said of Oman
  • Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar
  • Prince Turki bin Mohammed al Saud of Saudi Arabia
  • King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain
  • Juan Carlos, former King of Spain and former Queen Sofia
  • King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden
  • King Tupou VI of Tonga
  • Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Abu Dhabi
  • Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai
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World leaders



  • President Sandra Mason of Barbados
  • Governor General Floyla Tzalam of Belize
  • President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada
  • Prime Minister Andrew Holness of Jamaica
  • Governor General Susan Dougan of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • President Paula-Mae Weekes of Trinidad and Tobago
  • President and First Lady Joe and Jill Biden of the United States


  • President Alexander Van der Bellen of Austria
  • President Nicos Anastasiades of Cyprus
  • The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen
  • President of the European Council Charles Michel
  • President Sauli Niinisto of Finland
  • President Emmanuel Macron of France
  • President Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany
  • President Katerina Sakellaropoulou of Greece
  • President Katalin Novak of Hungary
  • President Michael D. Higgins of Ireland
  • Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Michael Martin of Ireland
  • President Sergio Mattarella of Italy
  • President Egils Levits of Latvia
  • Nauseda Gypsies President of Lithuania
  • President George Vella of Malta
  • President Klaus Iohannis of Romania
  • Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg of NATO
  • President Andrzej Duda of Poland
  • President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa of Portugal
  • Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Vatican Minister for Foreign Affairs

middle East

  • Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly of Egypt
  • President Isaac Herzog of Israel
  • Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh
  • Saudi Minister of State Prince Turki bin Mohammed al Saud. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) is no longer expected to attend the Queen’s funeral.


  • President of the National Assembly Christophe Mboso N’kodia, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • President Ali Bongo of Gabon
  • President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana
  • President William Ruto of Kenya
  • Vice President Yemi Osinbajo of Nigeria
  • President Paul Kagame of Rwanda
  • President Macky Sall of Senegal
  • President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa
  • General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, military leader of Sudan
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  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh
  • President Drupadi Murmu of India
  • Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif of Pakistan
  • President Ranil Wickremesinghe of Sri Lanka

Pacific Asia

  • Prime Minister Anthony Albanese of Australia
  • Vice President Wang Qishan of China
  • Prime Minister Mark Brown of the Cook Islands
  • Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama of Fiji
  • Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand
  • Prime Minister James Marape of Papua New Guinea
  • Head of State Tuimaleali’ifano Va’aleto’a Sualauvi II, Samoa
  • President Halimah Jacob of Singapore
  • President Yoon Suk-yeol of South Korea
  • Prime Minister Kausea Natano of Tuvalu
  • Governor General David Vunagi of the Solomon Islands

uninvited countries

Britain invited heads of state or an ambassador-level representative from any country with which it has full diplomatic relations.

The uninvited nations included Syria and Venezuela because London does not have normal diplomatic relations. Britain also did not invite representatives from Russia, Belarus or Myanmar after it imposed economic sanctions on those countries.

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