Sunday, September 25, 2022

In Pictures: World Leaders From Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral Guests List Arrive At Westminster Abbey

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Westminster Abbbey played host to some of the most powerful people in the world, during the final burial ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II.

Approximately 500 heads of state, royals, and other foreign dignitaries were invited to the state funeral.

Those gathering at Westminster Abbey to lay the Queen to rest include President Joe Biden and representatives from across the Commonwealth, including Australia’s leader Anthony Albanese, who provided transport for several Pacific leaders to attend.

Two thousand people including foreign royals, world leaders, presidents and prime ministers gathered at the gothic church for a day of pageantry, military processions and solemnity in honour of the late Queen.

Some world leaders were however not invited for the event, while some got the invite but refused to attend. Some of the noticeable absentees were the President of Russia, Vladmir Putin, the President of China, Xi Jinping, the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong un among others.

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The pope and head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis was also not at the event, but sent representatives. Nigeria’s Yemi Osibanjo represented the country at the event.

Below are some of the pictures of world leaders and dignitaries who graced the occasion:

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