Why actress Sandra Oh attended Elizabeth II’s funeral

The Canadian actress was chosen by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to be part of his country’s delegation to the funeral of Elizabeth II.

Of Grey’s Anatomy at Westminster Abbey. Canadian actress Sandra Oh, known for her roles in the popular series Grey’s Anatomy and Killing Eveparticipated this Monday in the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II alongside more than 500 dignitaries.

An appearance that surprised more than one spectator of the ceremony. And who has an explanation: the Ontario-born actress was part of the Canadian delegation, along with Olympic champion Mark Tewksbury and musician Gregory Charles.

A privilege of the Commonwealth

The prime ministers of Commonwealth constitutional monarchiesof which the Queen was the sovereign, had obtained a dispensation to attend the funeral with ten people of their choice.

The actress was chosen by Justin Trudeau, the Canadian Prime Minister. Canada is one of the member countries of the Commonwealth along with Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka.

Elizabeth II was buried Monday evening at Windsor Castle. Her remains were transferred, along with that of her husband Philip, who died in 2021, to the George VI memorial in the castle’s Saint-Georges chapel.

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