who’s invited and who shouldn’t be?

HH Amir Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, Emir of Qatar, will even be attending the funeral, in accordance with a supply acquainted with the Qatari management.

Israel’s president might be current, nonetheless the prime minister won’t attend. Though Iran’s Supreme Chief won’t be attending, the BBC’s James Lansdale confirmed that the nation can be represented at an ambassadorial stage.

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has mentioned he’ll attend “if the schedule permits”.

The Chinese language authorities is reportedly contemplating sending a delegation to the funeral on Monday in Westminster Abbey however is is unclear whether or not President Xi Jinping will attend.

4 leaders of Pacific Commonwealth nations will be a part of the Australian Prime Minister on the Queen’s funeral.

Anthony Albanese instructed a press convention shortly earlier than noon native time on Wednesday that the leaders of the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Samoa and Papua New Guinea have accepted Australia’s provide of assist with transportation to London.

The delegation, which is because of depart on Thursday night, will even embrace governor-general David Hurley in addition to 10 Australian residents “who’ve made extraordinary contributions to their communities”.

Particular visitors and international delegations

All holders of the Victoria Cross or George Cross will be capable to attend the Queen’s funeral, the PA information company understands.

Jacinda Amey, who risked her life to tug a good friend to security amid an amazing white shark assault, when she was simply 23, is one in all 10 visitors that New Zealand has been allowed to ask to the funeral.

The nation’s delegation will even embrace Kiingi Tuheitia, a Maori king, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, the celebrated soprano, and younger entrepreneur Jacqueline Gilbert. 

Additionally in attendance might be Willie Apiata, a particular forces soldier who gained the Victoria Cross for his bravery below hearth whereas preventing in Afghanistan. He’s the one recipient of the Victoria Cross for New Zealand, which changed the British Victoria Cross in 1999. 

This invitation privilege has been prolonged to all Commonwealth nations, whereas different nations have been restricted to simply two visitors, along with state dignitaries.

Adorned navy veteran Ben Roberts-Smith is among the many particular visitors to characterize Australia on the funeral. He obtained the Victoria Cross for his bravery in battle as a corporal within the Australian SAS in Afghanistan in 2010.

The Australian delegation will even embrace Chris Waller, a horse coach who taken care of most of the Queen’s horses.

Australia has provided to assist delegations from Commonwealth nations within the South Pacific fly to the UK for the funeral, together with Samoa, Tuvalu, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Tonga and Vanuatu.

Mr Trudeau has invited Leslie Arthur Palmer, a member of the coast guard who was awarded Canada’s Cross of Valour for rescuing two fisherman in 2004. Additionally in attendance might be ‘Killing Eve’ actress Sandra Oh, musician Gregory Charles and Olympic gold medal swimmer Mark Tewksbury, all of whom obtained the Order of Canada – the nation’s second highest civilian honour.

Non-high profile figures

Her Majesty relied on many shut employees, resembling her ladies-in-waiting and footmen, who will most definitely even be in attendance to pay their respects to the late Queen.

Practically 200 individuals recognised within the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June this yr have been invited to attend the Queen’s state funeral on Monday, Downing Avenue has mentioned.

The Prime Minister’s official spokesperson mentioned: “These people drawn from throughout the UK had been recognised for his or her extraordinary contributions in areas together with the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, individuals who volunteered of their communities, charity employees and those that work in healthcare, schooling and the broader public sector”.

Who won’t be attending the Queen’s funeral?

Invites to the Queen’s funeral haven’t been despatched to Russia, Belarus and Myanmar.

Russia has not been invited due to Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, diplomatic sources mentioned.

In accordance with Dmitry Peskov, though “Russians revered her for her knowledge”, Putin’s attendance on the late Queen’s funeral “shouldn’t be being thought of”.

Venezuela and Syria aren’t invited as a result of Britain doesn’t have full diplomatic relations with them, The Telegraph understands. No representatives from Afghanistan might be invited due to the present political state of affairs there. 

When will the seating plan be launched? 

The seating plan is predicted to be launched over the weekend.  

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