Sandra Oh and Bear Grylls Spotted at Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral
The two joined the royal family for service at Westminster Abbey.
Monday’s state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II featured two famous faces among the royal family: “Killing Eve” star Sandra Oh and survivalist Bear Grylls.
Grylls was photographed outside the service shaking hands with the crowd before walking in. The 48-year-old daredevil attended the ceremony as the Scouts’ representative, becoming the youngest Chief Scout to be appointed in 2009 at the age of 34.
According to the organization’s website, he is considered “the public face of Scouts in the UK” and has been World Scouting’s chief ambassador since 2018. Under the latter position, he is responsible for “promoting the value of being a scout for a global audience.” He was also made Officer of the Order of the British Empire by the Queen in 2019.
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On Monday, Grylls posted about attending the funeral on Twitter, writing, “This is a day we will never forget… A truly beautiful testament to our nation’s sovereign, Queen Elizabeth. Peace. Live by. Your duty is done. Long live. King Charles.”
“I will miss his calm leadership, his values and integrity and his amazing sense of humour,” he said in an official statement. “While she was our monarch and patron, she always took the time to listen to our scouts and recognize their achievements. Her smile would light up the room.”
“Let us take great consolation and comfort in their warmth to young people, their devotion to duty and above all their kindness. In memory of our great patron, let us show kindness and respect to one another.” added. “A great book has been closed – not just a chapter – and now a new one begins. On behalf of each Scout, we thank HM The Queen for her service. We will never forget her.”
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Oh, meanwhile, arrived as part of the Canadian delegation. The “Killing Eve” and “Grey’s Anatomy” star wore a black dress and matching fascinator, bearing a Canadian flag badge.
The 51-year-old actress – who was born in Ontario – was appointed an officer of the Order of Canada back in June. The actress was recognized for her “artistic career filled with memorable stage, television and film roles in Canada and abroad”.
The Canadian delegation was led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie and also included Olympian Mark Texbury, actress Sophie Winkleman and musician Gregory Charles.