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That’s why ‘Killing Eve’ star Sandra Oh will be among the VIPs at Queen’s funeral

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Sandra Oh joins the delegation as a member of the Order of Canada alongside musician Gregory Charles and Olympic gold medalist Mark Tewksbury

LONDON, ENGLAND: Queen Elizabeth II will be buried at Westminster Abbey in London on Monday September 19 and will be broadcast by BBC One, BBC News and BBC iPlayer. It is said to be the most-watched broadcast in history, surpassing the opening ceremony of the 1996 Olympics. As heads of state from around the world pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, delegates will also be joined by a number of unsung heroes and special guests from Britain and the Commonwealth, including ‘Killing Eve’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ actress Sandra Oh.

The 51-year-old actress will join the Order of Canada delegation along with two other Canadians – musician Gregory Charles and Olympic swimmer Mark Tewkesbury. After starring in the BBC series Killing Eve, which won five British Academy Film Awards during its run, she was awarded the Order of Canada after raising her profile in the UK in June 2022. The Canadian delegation to the Queen’s funeral will be led by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, including Governor-General Mary Simon. Former prime ministers and governors-general will also join.

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Born in Canada to Korean parents, Sandra Oh has not only enjoyed Baftas and The Order of Canada, but has also received Emmy nominations for her role as Dr. Bagged Cristina Yang in Grey’s Anatomy. With over 13 Emmy nominations for her spot-on performances, she’s also an acclaimed producer. During a special session of Canada’s House of Commons on Thursday, September 15, details of the delegation were released via a special address by Trudeau. The delegation is also expected to arrive at Britain’s Westminster Abbey shortly before the funeral, as the day will mark a day of national mourning in Canada.

The show is estimated at just over 4 billion broadcasts, making it the most-watched show in history. It is also expected that more than a million people will flock to London to witness the historic spectacle on Monday 19 September. Westminster Abbey will open its doors at 8am on Monday morning to allow a gathering of nearly 2,000 VIPs to take their seats including Royal King Kiingi Tuheitia, 67.

As a special guest, fearless mother and knife criminal Natalie Queiroz from Birmingham will also attend the funeral. She was almost stabbed to death by her ex-husband in a vicious nine-minute attack while pregnant. Another participant would be Lifeboat Volunteer Guy Addington, who met the Queen in 2011. As a member of RNLI, the man saved 13 lives at sea in his 27 years with the charity. The 44-year-old told The Mirror: “It’s an incredible honor and a huge privilege. It’s probably the most amazing, most surreal thing that’s ever happened to me.”

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