Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral will be attended by hundreds of world leaders. Here’s who made the list, and who didn’t

Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral is set to be one of the biggest security and logistical operations the United Kingdom has ever staged.

The guest list for the service, to be held at Westminster Abbey on Monday at 7.50pm AEST, includes about 500 foreign dignitaries.

It will be the first state funeral held in the UK since Winston Churchill’s in 1965.

Thousands of police officers from across the country will be redeployed to London to manage the crowds.

Who’s coming from Australia?

Prime Ministers Anthony Albanese and Governor-General David Hurley will officially represent Australia, as well as 10 “everyday” Australians selected to attend.

They include Australian of the Year Dylan AlcottSenior Australian of the Year Valmai Dempsey other Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr Baumannand Local Hero of the Year Shanna Whan.

Three months after making the Queen laugh on a Zoom call, Shanna Whan will be at her funeral.(newsvideo)

Horse trainers gai other Robbie Waterhouse will hitch a ride with the Prime Minister on his flight to London after receiving separate invitations but having difficulty booking commercial flights.

“As you can understand, it’s a bit full at the moment. So, yes, we extended an invitation,” Mr Albanese told ABC Radio Sydney.

Decorated was veteran Ben Roberts-Smithwho is currently suing The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Canberra Times for defamation, is also attending the funeral after receiving an invite as a Victoria Cross recipient.

Which world leaders are attending?

Commonwealth leaders who will be in attendance include New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda ArdernCanadian Prime Minister Justin TrudeauTrinidad and Tobago President Paula Mae Weekes and Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern will join Commonwealth leaders at the funeral. (Reuters: Steven Saphore)


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