November 28, 2023

At Queen Elizabeth’s funeral, the wife of President Volodymyr Zelensky will “represent Ukraine”

At Queen Elizabeth's funeral, the wife of President Volodymyr Zelensky will "represent Ukraine"

It has been announced that Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral would be attended by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s wife on Monday. Olena Zelenska, the First Lady of Ukraine, is expected to be among the 500 heads of state and dignitaries who will attend the monarch’s funeral on September 19 at Westminster Abbey, along with U.S. President Joe Biden.

While his nation continues to fight off the Russian invasion, her husband, President Zelensky, will stay in Ukraine. Olena Zelenska’s appearance is yet another indication of the widespread sympathy for Ukraine while Russia is marginalized.

The burial for Her Majesty won’t have a representative from Russia because President Vladimir Putin and his envoy turned down the invitation to the momentous event. In the meantime, the funeral for Queen Elizabeth is anticipated to draw hundreds of international royals and politicians. Early indications indicate that foreign leaders will go to London over the weekend.

They will visit Westminster Hall, where the Queen is presently lying in state, to pay their respects. The longest-reigning monarch in British history will be buried next to her late husband, Prince Phillip.

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