Kings and Queens, ambassadors and prime ministers and over 100 presidents were invited to the funeral service of the late Queen Elizabeth II. Nevertheless, there were some leaders who were not invited at all by the UK.
Representatives from Syria, Venezuela and Afghanistan were not invited because the UK does not have full diplomatic relations with these countries.
No-one from Russia, Belarus and Myanmar were invited either due to the collapsed diplomatic relations between the UK and Russia.
Regardless, the spokesperson for Russian President Vladimir Putin noted that he was “not considering” attending the funeral.
The invasion was launched partially from the territory of Belarus. And the UK has significantly scaled back its diplomatic presence in Myanmar since a military coup last year.
North Korea (DPRK) and Nicaragua have been invited to send only ambassadors, not heads of state.
Human rights expressed serious concern about the decision to invite Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. The prince has been accused by Western intelligence of ordering the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. However, Prince Turki al-Faisal, another senior Saudi royal, was expected to attend the funeral instead.