President Roumen Radev of Bulgaria will attend Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral on September 19. He announced it on September 15 from his office. Radev wrote a letter to send his condolences to King Charles III on September 9, the day after Queen Elizabeth II passed away, stating that the world and the United Kingdom had lost a brilliant statesman who had impressed an entire age with her life and achievements.
Many political leaders across the globe, including Radev, will be present at the Westminster Abbey service, which a private interment will follow at St. George’s Chapel. At 11 a.m. BST, the State Funeral formalities are set to begin.
According to the sources, The Japanese Emperor Naruhito, French President Emmanuel Macron, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand prime ministers, as well as members of the royal houses of the Netherlands, Belgium, and Spain, will attend the Queen’s funeral.
Invitations have not been sent to the rulers of Russia, Belarus, Myanmar (Burma), Syria and Venezuela. Russia’s top decision-makers will not attend the Queen’s funeral. The relationship between the UK and Russia has deteriorated since Russia invaded Ukraine, despite Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulating King Charles III on his accession to the throne.
On Monday, the state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II will take place at Westminster Abbey in London. World leaders join King Charles and the British royal family to say goodbye to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. After British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was the previous head of state to receive this honour in 1965, her funeral will be the UK’s first in more than 50 years.
Several mourners filed past the monarch’s coffin as she lay in state in the oldest structure on the parliamentary grounds since Wednesday. Long lines of people waited to say goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II along the banks of the River Thames.