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Queen Elizabeth II’s Funeral – Here’s the Invitation List

500 heads of state and other dignitaries were invited to the funeral of Queen Elizabeth.

Here’s a list of the guests expected to come – and those who didn’t.

Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral will be one of the largest gatherings of British royals and politicians.

BBC News He compiled a list of notable people expected to attend the funeral – and those who were not invited at all.

These are the leaders, kings and friends who were invited.

british royal family

Of course, Elizabeth’s son and new British King Charles will be attending with Queen Consort Camilla.

The Queen’s three other children will also be present. Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward each.

The Queen’s eleven grandchildren, including Princes William and Harry, will attend the conference, along with Princess Kate and Duchess Meghan. Princess Diana’s brother, Earl Spencer, is expected to attend. It is unclear how many of the queen’s 12 great-grandchildren will attend the funeral.

Friends and employees

Topping the invite list appears to have been several friends and staff who have been by the Queen’s side over the years.

Others include Mrs. Susan Hussey, who began working for the Queen in 1960, and Angela Kelly, who was the Queen’s aide.

Sir David Attenborough, founder of Nature Programs, is also expected to attend the funeral.

Other royal family members

Several members of the royal family were invited from the European royal houses and many of them are related to the Queen.

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The king comes from Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. Representatives from the Norwegian, Danish, Belgian, Dutch and Spanish royal houses were also invited.

Emperor Naruhito of Japan and Empress Masako.
Emperor Naruhito of Japan and Empress Masako.

But royalty from other parts of the world are also welcome. Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako of Japan and King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan will also arrive.

Lesotho, Kuwait, Malaysia, and Oman, among others, were invited.

Leaders from the Commonwealth of Nations and the rest of the world

All Commonwealth leaders received invitations. Including the prime ministers of Great Britain, New Zealand and Canada.

US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden arrived in London late Saturday night. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and French President Emmanuel Macron will also attend.

The eleventh Chinese President Jinping was invited, which was criticized by many British MPs. The Chinese Communist Party confirmed, Saturday, that the vice president would be flown instead. Saudi Crown Prince and de facto ruler Mohammed bin Salman have been invited, but he is not expected to attend.

They are not invited

According to the BBC, representatives from Syria, Venezuela and Afghanistan were not invited. This is because the UK does not have full diplomatic relations with these countries.

Russian President Vladimir Putin did not receive an invitation. The relationship between Russia and Britain has collapsed in one form or another since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

North Korea was only allowed to send its ambassador to the funeral.

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