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Royal Families From Around the World Who Attended Queen Elizabeth II’s Funeral

Queen Elizabeth II‘s impact was felt and respected by people around the world, and many of the planet’s most esteemed leaders and non-British dignitaries attended the Queen’s funeral events on Monday to honor Her Majesty‘s life and legacy.

Over 2,000 guests gathered at Westminster Abbey for the state funeral, including royalty from at least 15 countries, as well as at least nine of the world’s political leaders and six former British prime ministers. United States President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden were among the world leaders to attend the London funeral, as well as New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

While many of the world’s politicians made the trip to England to honor Queen Elizabeth, royalty from nearly every continent also arrived in a show of reverence for all the Queen accomplished during her 70-year servitude to the crown. From King Letsie III of Lesotho and Prince Albert of Monaco to Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako of Japan, the non-British royal turnout for Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral is a true testament to the lives she touched around the world with the impact of her reign.

Read on for the full rundown of global dignitaries who attended Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral events on Monday, Sept. 19.

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