– Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, said that the British attempt to use a national tragedy, which affected millions of people around the world, for geopolitical purposes in order to achieve a settlement with our country, is an extremely immoral act.
– She said in a statement on Thursday that it is blasphemy against the memory of Elizabeth II.
Heads of state and government from a wide range of countries were invited to the funeral on Monday, including our King Harald and Queen Sonya. Queen Elizabeth and King Harald had a close relationship and were triplets.
On Thursday, it became clear that NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg would also attend the funeral.
In total, about 2,000 people will attend the Queen’s funeral.
But Russian President Vladimir Putin and the leaders of Belarus, North Korea and Myanmar were not invited.
Burial on Monday
The Queen passed away last Thursday at the age of 96. She was the Queen of Britain for 70 years. His son Charles took over as king.
The ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey in London next Monday, and begins at 12 noon Norwegian time.
The coffin will eventually be moved to Windsor Castle and placed in St George’s Chapel. There, Queen Elizabeth is buried next to her husband, Prince Philip.
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