Those tuning in to watch the funeral of the longest reigning monarch in British history were surprised to spot television personalities joining the royal family to bid their final farewell to the Queen. Among the nearest and dearest present at the televised event were Hollywood star Sandra Oh and Bear Grylls, who participated in the historic event.
It was announced last week, that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau along with several notable figures would be attending the funeral on behalf of Canada. The list included the ‘Killing Eve’ actress, who was appointed an Order of Canada as an Officer a few months ago. It is the second-highest honour a Canadian citizen can receive from the Commonwealth country.
Took some portraits of Sandra Oh earlier today https://t.co/1jkIK5Fhl2
— stefan • (@stefanbertin) 1663608214000
Honoured to have been part of the Orders of Chivalry procession at Her Late Majesty’s funeral today. I represented… https://t.co/kSH2LgaIDk
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Oh attended the funeral as a part of the Canadian delegation alongside musicians Gregory Charles and Olympic gold medallist swimmer Mark Tewksbury.
Fans of the actress took to social media to share their surprise on spotting Oh make her way to her seat at Westminster Abbey. “WHY IS SANDRA OH AT THE QUEEN’S FUNERAL?” a fan asked while posting a clip of the actress.
Another tweeted, “Sandra Oh attending The Queen’s funeral, was not on my bingo card for 2022.”
WHY IS SANDRA OH AT THE QUEEN’S FUNERAL https://t.co/ogEekxL8k4
— hannah (@weiszcolman) 1663581259000
Sandra Oh was spotted at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral. https://t.co/FuDT6c2Wo8
— Pop Base (@PopBase) 1663607691000
Sandra Oh attending The Queens funeral, was not on my bingo card for 2022 https://t.co/Wg2hxpwaLg
— Day 3 without Rachel Weisz (@kiana_weisz) 1663585803000
me when i saw sandra oh attending elizabeth’s funeral https://t.co/U97yrAL0Jd
— teresa | FAN ACCOUNT (@unhappydiva) 1663585210000
‘Man vs. Wild’ star Bear Grylls was also spotted in attendance at the funeral to represent the Scouts. He was appointed as the United Kingdom‘s Chief Scout, a position he took back in 2009 and was made an Officer of the British Empire in 2019.
After attending the funeral, Bear tweeted, “It’s a day we will never forget… a truly beautiful testament to our Nation’s Sovereign, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. Rest in Peace. Your duty done. Long Live King Charles…”