Charlene of Monaco on the arm of Albert, Brigitte and Emmanuel Macron... PHOTOS of the guests at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

This Monday, September 19, 2022, the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II was held in London. A religious ceremony took place at Westminster Abbey in the presence of more than 2,000 guests, including several VIPs. It was thus necessary to count on the other royals including Princess Charlene of Monaco on the arm of her husband Albert.

The 'funeral of the century', just that! If the term used by our colleagues from BFMTV may seem bombastic, it must be said that the figures prove it: 4 billion viewers expected, 35 million euros bill for the funeral, more than 2000 handpicked guests at Westminster. .. We saw a parade of beautiful people from the morning on this day of the funeral of the Queen Elizabeth II , died at age 96 on September 8.

Albert of Monaco and Charlene united in mourning

Among the crowd, we were able to see Princess Charlene of Monaco. Dressed all in black and bibi on the head, she displayed a serious expression while holding her husband the prince by the arm. Albert II of Monaco , in official dress. The couple had already had the opportunity to publicly pay tribute to the late monarch. ' I am deeply saddened by the news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a great lady whose devotion and commitment have been recognized around the world during the 70 years of her reign. Today my thoughts are with his family, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and the British people “, had made known on Instagram the princess Charlene.

' Prince Albert II of Monaco is the European sovereign who has the furthest royal cousinhood of all the other sovereigns. For centuries, the princes of Monaco married French or Italian nobles. However, the Monegasque sovereign is indeed a cousin of all the royal families through his ancestor Jean-Guillaume-Friso d'Orange “, specifies the specialized site Royal Stories .

The crowned heads answered the call

Among the other members of royal courts, we could also see King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands with his wife Queen Maxima as well as Queen Letizia of Spain and her husband Felipe, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark (cousin of 'Elizabeth II and now the longest-reigning monarch in Europe), Queen Silvia of Sweden and her husband King Carl Gustaf, ex-King Juan Carlos of Spain with his ex-wife Sofia... Let us also mention Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei or King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan.

Politicians from all over the world made the trip

For these funerals, a very strict protocol was put in place to welcome representatives from all countries. ' The logistics have been carefully prepared to make it as smooth as possible “, explained Downing Street. The protocol provided for only one head of state per country with his or her spouse and travel by commercial flight or bus. were driven by bus and under police escort' due to strict security measures and road restrictions '.

Among those identified are Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte for France, Joe Biden and his wife Jill for the United States, Liz Truss for the United Kingdom or even Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie for Canada, Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina for Ireland ...

Several other guests were seen including Carole and Michael Middleton, former British Prime Ministers Sir John Major and his wife Lady Norma, Tony Blair and his wife Cherie, Gordon Brown and his wife Sarah, David Cameron and his wife Samantha, Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie but also Tom Parker Bowles, Princess Alexandra...