The king and queen will attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II next Monday in London, as confirmed by Zarzuela, while Juan Carlos and Sofiawho have also been invited, have not yet decided if they will attend.
The Embassy of Spain in the United Kingdom received this Sunday a verbal note from the British Ministry of Foreign Affairs in which the invitation to the funeral of the next Monday of the former monarch and the scheduled side events.
Until now it was assumed that Philip VI and the queen Letizia would attend the funeral, given not only his role as head of state but also because of the kinship that unites him with Isabel II and the current king Charles IIIbut it was unknown if the invitation would also include his parents, also related to the British royal family.
The unknown decision of Juan Carlos
It remains to be seen if the king emeritus attends the funeral. It should be remembered that Juan Carlos has resided since August 2020 in United Arab Emirates and would have to travel a priori from this country to the United Kingdom for the acts.
In addition, there is the circumstance that the previous monarch has a pending case with the British Justice. In mid-July, the United Kingdom Court of Appeals decided to allow Juan Carlos to appeal a judge’s initial decision not to grant him any immunity from the lawsuit filed by his ex-lover. corinna larsen for harassment.