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Queens funeral celebrity guest list in full – Bear Grylls and Peepshow star
The doors of Westminster Abbey have opened ahead of the state funeral for Britain’s longest reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.
It is understood King Charles III will lead the procession behind his late mother’s coffin on the poignant journey from Westminster Hall to the abbey later on today (September 19).
As millions of viewers across the globe tune in to watch the historic moment onscreen, at least 100 world leaders, 500 dignitaries and more than 2,000 attendees are set to attend Her Royal Highness’ funeral.
Amongst the heads of state and royal family members finding their seats at the abbey, a slew of famous faces who grew close to the late monarch throughout her reign are also expected to attend the royal funeral.
Ahead of the moving funeral set to start at 11am, Daily Star have taken a deep dive inside the star-studded guest list hoping to pay their respects to the late Queen.
Securing his seat at Westminster Abbey is Bear Grylls as he led the slew of celebrities attending Queen Elizabeth II's funeral.
The TV personality, 48, was seen waving at photographers parked outside the Abbey ahead of Her Royal Highness' service at 11am.
He rocked a long black blazer complete with tail feathers and his OBE medal pinned to his pocket, which he paired with black and white stripped trousers and smart black leather shoes.
The dad-of-three could be seen rocking a full moustache as he beamed to the cameras before he entered the Abbey.
Naturalist Bear – who had met the Queen on a number of occasions through his work as the Chief Scout when he was appointed an Officer of the British Empire back in 2019 – previously paid tribute to the late monarch online.
He penned: "I was lucky to meet the Queen on a bunch of different occasions – from the amazing evenings she hosted for Explorers at Buckingham Palace to sitting next to her at dinner one time and she did my OBE.
"The times i met her, the times she lit up the most, was whenever we did something Scouting. I think it was one of the organisations she was most proud to represent.
"I remember especially in 2012 driving her up and down the ranks as she inspected all the Queen's Scouts. This was the time when her face was just a huge beaming smile from start to finish.
"She just loved seeing young people get opportunities and skills routed in old fashioned values like kindness, loyalty, friendship and respect that will never go out of fashion."
Also seen in attendance was Peep show star Sophie Winkleman who was accompanied by her husband Lord Frederick and his mother Princess Michael of Kent.
The starlet donned a simple black midi-dress which featured a centre slit and cinched in at her waist with a delicate black belt joined with a gold buckle.
She paired the garment with a flat black hat complete with black mesh which covered her brunette locks that had been pulled neatly back into a low ponytail.
The Big Suze star – who played the on-off love interest in the Channel 4 sitcom – regularly attends major royal events after she tied the knot to Lord Frederick Windsor back in 2009.
Her husband – who is the son of Prince Michael of Kent, a cousin of the Queen – also holds the title Lady Frederick Windsor but she rarely uses her title in her professional life.
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