The Royals of Monaco also show up at the funeral service for the late Queen Elizabeth II. Princess Charlène spoke in advance.
London – Queen Elizabeth II is dead. The British monarch died on September 8th at the age of 96. On Monday (September 19), numerous mourners gathered in London for the Queen’s funeral service and funeral. In addition to millions of citizens who made the pilgrimage to the city center, numerous celebrities and aristocrats also showed up.
The Monegasque royal family was also invited: Princess Charlène of Monaco and Prince Albert II were photographed in front of Westminster Abbey. Arm in arm, in close proximity, the couple went to the church to take their reserved seats. A surprising performance given the past speculation surrounding the couple’s future.
Funeral of the Queen: Princess Charlene of Monaco in mourning
Photographs show that Princess Beatrix, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands entered Westminster Abbey before the royals from Monaco.
Princess Charlène of Monaco already expressed her grief on the anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s death: “I am deeply saddened by the news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a truly great lady, whose dedication and services throughout the 70 years of her reign have been recognized around the world. Today my thoughts are with her family, her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the British people,” the princess said in a statement on Instagram.
In addition to royal guests, important personalities from politics were also invited. For example, incumbent US President Joe Biden and former US President Barack Obama were present. Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier also mourned Queen Elizabeth II on site. The funeral service was “very impressive”, “many moved people” were in the church, Steinmeier then told ZDF .
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After the funeral, the Queen’s coffin was taken to St George’s Chapel near Windsor Castle. Another funeral service will be held there. The deceased monarch was previously driven through London in a car, including one last time past Buckingham Palace. You can read all the developments of the funeral and the funeral service in the news ticker. (do)