As far as family are
concerned, of course, all the Queen’s immediate family including King Charles
and Queen Consort Camilla as well as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be
in attendance. Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have extended their UK stay
until after Her Majesty’s funeral.
Joining them will be Princess
Anne, Sir Timothy Laurence, Zara Tindall, Peter Phillips and their
respective partners. The Queen’s granddaughters Princess Beatrice and Princess
Eugenie are also expected to be in attendance with their spouses. It seems
unlikely that the sister-duo will be joined by their children.
All of the Queen’s family will be in attendance
Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex
will be in attendance as will their children, James Viscount Severn and Lady
None of the royal youngsters
including, the Wales children, Sussex children or the Tindall children are
expected to join their family due to them being too young for the solemn
Fellow royalty from across the
globe have also confirmed their attendance at Her Majesty’s funeral, including
European monarchs, King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and
former Queen Beatrix.
Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice will be joined by their spouses
King Felipe and Queen Letizia
of Spain, will also come over for the ceremony, as will their predecessors,
Juan Carlos I and his wife and former Queen of Spain Sofia. Belgian King
Philippe and Queen Mathilde were also confirmed as guests as are Queen
Margrethe of Denmark and her son, Crown Prince Frederik. Crown Princess Mary
will no longer be attending, although no reason has yet been given.
Prince Albert and Princess
Charlene of Monaco will pay their respects to the late monarch as will, Grand
Duke Henri & Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg. King Harald &
Queen Sonja of Norway will be in attendance alongside former royals, Prince
Emanuele of Savoy, and Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia.
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will attend with other European royals
Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece,
Hereditary Prince Alois and Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein will
Royalty from other corners of
the globe headed over to the UK to pay their respects including the emperor of
Japan, Emperor Naruhito with his wife, Empress Masako. King Tupou of Tonga,
will also be in attendance, as well, King Jigme & Queen Jetsun of Bhutan,
Yang di-Pertuan Agong Abdullah & Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku of Malaysia,
Sultan Hassanal of Brunei and Sultan Haitham of Oman.
Other guests will include
government ministers, as well as former Prime Ministers, David Cameron, Tony
Blair, and newly-appointed PM Liz Truss, whose meeting with Her Majesty was her
last official engagement.
President Joe Biden has
confirmed he will try to make it over for the historic occasion. “The
Queen has defined an era,” the President said, describing her as an
“incredibly thoughtful and gracious woman”.