More than 500 heads of state and world dignitaries have traveled to London to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Diners, presidents, prime ministers and members of the royal families from all over the world.
Among the more than 200 world leaders, the US president, Joe Biden, accompanied by the first lady, Jill Biden, stands out. Most of them are accompanied by their partner, such as the French president, Emmanuel Macron, who has been accompanied by Brigitte, as well as the president of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, together with his wife Elke Buedenbender or the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and her husband, Heiko Echter von der Leyen.
Other Prime Ministers invited and who do not want to miss the appointment are the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Liz Truss; the president of Italy, Sergio Mattarella; the President of the Republic of Ireland and its Prime Minister, Michael Higgins and Micheál Martin, respectively; the president of Greece, Katerina Sakellaropoulou; the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau and the President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, among others. The leaders of India, China, Australia, New Zealand, Poland, Finland, South Korea and Palestine will also attend the funeral.
Among the absences is the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, who wants to avoid a photograph in which he appears with Juan Carlos I. For this reason, the Foreign Minister, José Manuel Albares, has finally attended.
How could it be otherwise, the British royal family will also be present, made up of the current King Charles III, eldest son of Elizabeth II along with Camila, queen consort and wife of Prince Charles, whom she married in Windsor in April 2005. The late queen's children: Princess Anne and her husband Timothy Laurence, Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, whom he divorced in 1996.
The grandchildren of the monarch will also attend the state funeral. Prince William of Wales, first in the line of succession to the British Crown, and Catherine of Wales, who married William in 2011 at Westminster Abbey and, as a result of this marriage, were the parents of three children: Jorge, Carlota and Luis. - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry -second son of Prince Charles and the late Diana of Wales-, along with Duchess Meghan, married in 2018 to Harry, with whom they share two children, Archie and Lilibet.
Other members of the British royal family such as Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and his wife, Sophie; Princess Beatrice, eldest daughter of the Duke of York and Sarah Ferguson, and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Princess Eugenie, second daughter of the Duke of York and Sarah Ferguson, and Jack Brooksbank, Eugenia's husband since 2018, among other relatives.
Elizabeth II's farewell has facilitated the reunion, in London, of Felipe VI and his father, King Juan Carlos, who, along with Queen Letizia and Queen Sofía, met yesterday afternoon at Buckingham Palace during the reception than Charles III.
Other royal families attending the funeral include King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium, King William Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands; Princess Beatrix, queen of the Netherlands for 33 years; King Harald V Queen Sonja of Norway; King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden; Queen Margaret II of Denmark and Crown Prince Frederick; Sovereign Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco; the emperors Naruhito and Masako of Japan; the crown prince of Morocco, Moulay Hassan; King Abdullah II of Jordan; the Sultan of Omar, Haitham bin Tareq al Said; the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani; the Crown Prince of Kuwait, Sheikh Mishal Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah and the Maori King of New Zealand, Tuheitia Paki.