Queen Elizabeth II: These Germans come to her funeral


Steinmeier, von der Leyen and Co.
These Germans are coming to the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier will attend the Queen's funeral on Monday.

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier attends the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in London on Monday

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Around 2,000 guests from all over the world will attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in London. Among them are also some Germans. In addition to Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will also attend the state funeral.

Around 2,000 guests from all over the world, including heads of state, dignitaries and royals, have been invited to the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, September 19 in London. Some Germans also travel to the big state funeral in the British capital to say goodbye to the monarch who died on September 8 at the age of 96.

The political squad becomes the Federal President Frank Walter Steinmeier accompanied by his wife Elke Büdenbender. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will also pay her last respects to the Queen. It has not yet been confirmed whether Chancellor Olaf Scholz will also travel to London.

Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II: German nobility on the guest list

In addition to the royals from the Netherlands, Japan, Sweden, Spain, Denmark and Belgium, some German noble representatives also received invitations to the funeral in Westminster Hall. Valerie Margravine of Baden and the hereditary prince couple Bernhard Prince of Baden and Stephanie Princess of Baden confirmed according to "t-online.de" in a statement their participation. The 52-year-old is the grandnephew of the Queen's husband, Prince Philip, who died in 2021. He was also present at his funeral.

Philipp Fürst zu Hohenlohe Langenburg will also travel to London together with his wife Saskia. The new King Charles III. is his great uncle.

With Heinrich Donatus Landgrave of Hesse, another German aristocrat becomes part of the burial to be there. He is a great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria and great-nephew of the late Queen Elizabeth II.

Many heads of government visit London

Numerous heads of state and government have already traveled to the British capital over the weekend. US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden landed at Stansted Airport around Saturday evening. On Sunday evening, King Charles III. and other members of the Royal Family welcomed around 500 heads of state and diplomats to a reception at Buckingham Palace. You can see pictures of the reception here.

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