The Kremlin was outraged by the ban on the Queen’s funeral
09/16/2022, 5:14 am
When the British Queen’s funeral takes place on Monday, royal guests from all over the world are expected to attend the funeral. But not everyone is welcome: apart from North Korea and Myanmar, Russia is also uninvited. The Kremlin responded strongly.
Moscow has complained about London’s “immoral” and “blasphemous” decision not to invite Russia’s representative to the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Foreign Office spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the British government was trying to “settle scores with our country for geopolitical purposes” over a “national tragedy that touched the hearts of millions of people around the world”.
Zakharova criticized the attempt as “deeply immoral” and “blasphemous” because it would damage the memory of Elizabeth II. He accused London of using Russian military action in Ukraine as an “excuse” to exclude Russia from the funeral.
Elizabeth II died last Thursday at the age of 96 at her Scottish home in Balmoral. The Queen’s funeral will be held at Westminster Abbey on Monday with royal guests from around the world. Among the invited guests are more than a hundred queens, kings and other heads of state. Russia, Belarus, North Korea and Myanmar were not invited.
Relations between Russia and Great Britain have been strained over the years. The poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in England in 2018 caused tension.
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