Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral is scheduled for September 19. Almost all the countries of the world have been invited to the event. But Russia, Belarus and Myanmar were not invited. A Whitehall source said this information on Tuesday.

Invitations have been sent to heads of state of countries with which Britain has diplomatic relations.

Britain, along with its Western allies, has sought to isolate Russia and its ally Belarus on the world stage with economic sanctions and other measures in response to Moscow’s aggression in Ukraine.

On the other hand, support for the Rohingya community in Southeast Asian country Myanmar has increased in London. Hence Myanmar and the country’s military became subject to British sanctions.

Around 500 foreign dignitaries are expected to attend the Queen’s funeral in London. Invitations have been sent to the heads of state of most countries with which Britain has diplomatic relations, the BBC reported.

World leaders from US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden to the Prime Ministers of Canada, Australia and New Zealand have all confirmed attendance at the event. It is likely to be one of the largest diplomatic gatherings in Britain in recent memory.

(September 13)