Only 3 African Presidents Make Queen’s Funeral Invitees.
- Find below a List of world leaders to attend Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.
The state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II scheduled for Monday, September 19, 2022, would be attended by a limited number of world leaders and royalties from across the world.
The two-day funeral ceremony is a very significant diplomatic event hosted by the British monarchy in a very long while.
Many presidents, prime ministers, kings, queens, emirs and other world dignitaries invited to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral must be speculating over who and who has been asked to attend this most significant diplomatic event held by the United Kingdom in recent years.
Recal that the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, FCDO had released a protocol which requested that Foreign Heads Of Govt are banned from flying their Private Jets into London.
The requirement has raised diplomatic ire, making the British prime minister’s official spokesman insist last Monday that arrangements for leaders would “vary depending on individual circumstances”, stating also that the information provided was “guidance.”
There are media reports that the US President, Biden, who accepted the invitation early on has been granted the exception to go to the abbey in his armored Cadillac stretch known as “The Beast,” which have reportedly left diplomats scrambling for similar waivers for their bosses, or “at least clarity on who will be seated next to them in the coach.”
Reuters, reports that only three(3) African presidents would be attending the funeral, including Ghana’s president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufuo-Addo, who is one of three leaders from the continent that will be attending the state burial of the Queen in Westminster Abbey, London.
Other African leaders expected at the event are the president of South Africa and his counterpart in Gabon.
The following is a list of world leaders who are expected to attend the burial on Monday.
1. Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako of Japan
2. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands
3. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain
4. King Phillip and Queen Mathilde of Belgium
5. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Crown Prince Fredrik and Crown Princess Mary
6. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden
7. King Harald V and Queen Sonia of Norway
8. King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
9. Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah
10. Jordan’s King Abdullah
11. Crown Prince of Kuwait, Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Sabah
12. King of Lesotho, Letsie III
13. Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein
14. Grand Duke of Luxembourg Henri
15. Malaysian Sultan Abdullah of Pahang
16. Prince of Monaco, Albert II
17. Crown Prince of Morocco, Moulay Hassan
18. Sultan of Oman, Haitham bin Tariq al-Said
19. Emir of Quatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani
20. King of Tonga, Tupou VI
National Leaders, Americas
1. Joe Biden and Jill Biden, President and First Lady of the United States of America
2. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
3. Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brasil
4. Paula-Mae Weekes, President of Trinidad and Tobago
5. Sandra Mason, President of Barbados
6. Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica
7. Floyla Tzalam, Governor General of Belize
8. Susan Dougan, Governor General of St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Europe and Middle East
1. Emmanuel Macron, President of France
2. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of Germany
3. Sergio Mattarella, President of Italy
4. Michael D Higgins, President of Ireland
5. Alexander Van der Bellen, President of Austria
6. Michael Martin, Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland
7. Katalin Novak, President of Hungary
8. Andrzej Duda, President of Poland
9. Egils Levits, President of Latvia
10. Gitanas Nauseda, President of Lithuania
11. Sauli Niinisto, President of Finland
12. Katerina Sakellaropoulou, President of Greece
13. George Vella, President of Malta
14. Nicos Anastasiades, President of Cyprus
15. Charles Michel, President of the European Council
16. Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO
17. Isaac Herzog, President of Israel
18. Mohammad Shtayyeh, Palestinian Prime Minister
1. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa
2. Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, President of Ghana
3. Ali Bongo, President of Gabon
1. Droupadi Murmu, President of India
2. Wang Qishan, Vice President of China
3. Ranil Wickremesinghe, President of Sri Lanka
4. Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh
5. Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand
6. Anthony Albanese, Australian Prime Minister
7. Yoon Suk-yeol, South Korean President
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