You Won’t Believe Which A-List Celebrities Attended Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral
Some major A-list celebrities attended Queen Elizabeth's funeral on Monday, and you won't believe who they are.
The funeral of Queen Elizabeth, who died on September 8 at the age of 96, took place at Westminster Abbey on Monday, and it was attended by over 2,000 people from all over the world. While many of the attendees were either royals or world leaders, some of them were A-list celebrities from the entertainment industry, and some of their identities may surprise you.
Bear Grylls Attends Queen’s Funeral
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The Guardian reported that adventurer Bear Grylls attended the Queen’s funeral to represent the Scouts. A patron of the Scout Association, Her Majesty appointed Grylls as Chief Scout in 2009 and would be made an OBE a decade later. Grylls released a statement after the Queen’s passing saying that the scout family was “united in sorrow for the loss of our patron,” adding that she had left a “bright legacy of hope and promise for future generations.”
“The times I met her, the times she lit up the most, was whenever we did something Scouting,” Grylls said of the Queen after her death, according to Hello Magazine. “I think it was one of the organizations she was most proud to represent.”
“Chief Scout, @BearGrylls, will represent Scouts at State Funeral today and pay final respects to our Patron, HM The Queen. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family,” the Scouts announced on Twitter earlier in the day .
— Scouts (@scouts) September 19, 2022
After the funeral, Grylls took to Twitter to say, “It’s a day we will never forget… a truly beautiful testament to our Nation’s Sovereign, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. Rest in Peace. Your duty done. Long Live King Charles…”
It’s a day we will never forget… a truly beautiful testament to our Nation’s Sovereign, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. Rest in Peace. Your duty done. Long Live King Charles… pic.twitter.com/Yik12Sfzjo
— Bear Grylls (@BearGrylls) September 19, 2022
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Actresses Attend Queen’s Funeral
Another famous attendee at the Queen’s funeral was actress Sandra Oh, best known for her work on shows like Grey’s Anatomy and Killing Eve. A native of Canada, Oh joined Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau as a member of the Order of Canada at the funeral.
Oh was at the funeral alongside musicians Gregory Charles and Olympic gold medallist swimmer Mark Tewksbury, who also attended with the Order of Canada.
WHY IS SANDRA OH AT THE QUEEN’S FUNERAL pic.twitter.com/ogEekxL8k4
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British actress Sophie Winkleman of Peep Show and Chronicles of Narnia fame attended the funeral as well. She was in attendance with her husband Lord Frederick Windsor, son of Queen Elizabeth’s paternal cousin Prince Michael of Kent, as a member of the royal family.
Zara Tindall and Sophie Winkleman clearly enjoying the second day of Platinum Jubilee Celebrations 🇬🇧 🌞 pic.twitter.com/SYWt1CqJpq
— Chris Jackson (@ChrisJack_Getty) June 3, 2022
Queen’s Funeral Was ‘Incredibly Moving’
President of the Royal College of Nursing Dr. Denise Chaffer told People Magazine that the funeral was “incredibly moving and incredibly sad. It was such an honor for me to be representing the Royal College of Nursing there.”
She added that Westminster Abbey had an “incredible atmosphere. People were so respectful and completely calm — you could feel the sadness in the air. I’m almost lost for words.”
After the funeral ended, Her Majesty’s coffin was placed back onto the state gun carriage to pass Buckingham Palace one last time on its way to Wellington Arch at Hyde Park. From there, it will make its’ journey to its’ final resting place at Windsor Castle.
The Queen was on the British throne for a record-breaking seventy years, and she will be dearly missed by billions of people all over the globe. Attending her funeral truly was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so we’re happy for everyone who had the chance to do so.