Who is not allowed to attend Monarch’s formal worship?

After several rituals and lying in Westminster Hall to allow the public to pay their respects (if they can patiently wait in the long line), Queen Elizabeth II will be officially buried on Monday after a funeral service at Westminster Abbey.

Much has been made of the Queen’s funeral service after her 70 years of service, and while much of the focus has been on the various members of her family, there have also been some questions as to who outside of them might attend the funeral service. Questions have particularly arisen over the funeral of her husband, Prince Philip, in 2021, which has been scaled back significantly due to coronavirus restrictions.

The restrictions have since been lifted, meaning the Queen’s service will be visiting more than her husband. However, there are still some restrictions on who can participate. According to insiders, 2,000 people will be there to see the Queen off before she is laid to rest, but the service is limited to family members, heads of state and European leaders.

All of the Queen’s children – King Charles III, Anne, Princess Royal, Andrew, Duke of York and Edward, Earl of Wessex – will attend their mother’s service. Charles’ wife, Queen Consort Camilla, and Edward’s wife, Sophie, Countess of Wessex will also be present. Princess Anne’s husband Timothy Laurence was also due to attend, and there have been reports that Andrew’s ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, will also be in attendance.

The Queen’s grandchildren – William, Prince of Wales, Harry, Duke of Sussex, Zara Tindall, Peter Phillips, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie – will also be in attendance. Their spouses – Catherine, Princess of Wales, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Mike Tindall, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Jack Brooksbank – will also be in attendance. This will differ from Prince Phillip’s funeral, which Meghan was unable to attend because she was in the third trimester of her second pregnancy at the time and unable to leave California.

It’s unclear if their great-grandchildren, including Princes George and Louis, Princesses Charlotte and Archie, and Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor, will attend the service.

The family is succeeded by several heads of state and other kings. If someone is invited but unable to attend, they can send a representative in their place. However, each country can only send one representative and one plus one, meaning even former leaders of other countries who knew the Queen during her impressive reign cannot attend.

Among those in attendance are Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako of Japan, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain and British Prime Minister Liz Truss. who first met the Queen just days before her death.

Among other heads of state, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will also be in attendance. The European Union and the Vatican will also send representatives.

However, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine declined his invitation due to his country’s ongoing war with Russia. The Montreal Gazette reports that his wife, first lady Olena Zelenska, will go in his stead and fly back to Ukraine once the ceremony ends.

Not on the invite list? Russian President Vladimir Putin for his invasion of Ukraine, or a representative from Belarus who supported the invasion. Myanmar will also not have a representative because of the treatment of the Rohingya, reports CNN. It was also reported that Syria, Venezuela and Afghanistan are also not invited.

While Kim Jong-un and Ali Khamenei will not be present, ambassadors from North Korea and Iran will still be present.

In addition to the heads of state, 200 other people who were included in the Queen’s roll of honor over the past year would also be in attendance. According to the New York Times, these include those who have made “extraordinary contributions” to the pandemic response and volunteered in their local communities.

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