David Attenborough was not seen at the Queen’s funeral
The Queen’s funeral took place in London on Monday September 19 after ten days of national mourning.
Over 2,000 people attended the state service at Westminster Abbey, and Elizabeth was later taken to Windsor for burial.
Guests included world leaders, celebrities, family members, royal staff and more, but what about David Attenborough?
Born the same year, the wildlife expert and monarch has met many times, but everyone wonders if he was serving.
David Attenborough was not seen at the funeral
Billions of people watched the Queen’s funeral live on Monday and many were shocked to see no sign of the broadcaster.
Sir David Attenborough was due to attend the service at Westminster Abbey, but there was no sign of him on any of the live streams.
Newscasters around the world filmed the hours leading up to the event, watching guests arrive and be seated.
However, David was nowhere to be seen on TV, leading many to speculate that he may not have been on the service after all.
A person wrote on Twitter: “Was David Attenborough at the funeral? I haven’t seen any pictures.”
“I just need to know if David Attenborough is at this funeral?” said another one.
A third person added: “Someone please tell me that David Attenborough is at the funeral.”
Reports said he was attending the service
Ahead of the funeral, multiple reports claimed the TV star and friend of the monarch was attending the funeral.
The Mirror said ‘Royal Family favorite Sit David Attenborough will join the mourners at the Abbey’, while The Independent said he was to ‘attend the service’.
It is possible that the 96-year-old could have been sitting in one of the most remote rows of the abbey and therefore was not caught by any of the cameras.
However, he may not have attended the service at all, as he was not pictured entering the church in London on Monday morning.
David Attenborough pays tribute to the Queen
After the Queen’s death, the biologist paid a touching tribute to the monarch, saying she had an “extraordinary ability to put you at ease”.
“If there was a technical problem, she wanted to know what it was, and if there was a funny side, she quickly understood the joke,” he said, appealing to his incredible sense. of humor.
“Yet not for a single second could you forget that you were in the presence of someone who had willingly accepted enormous responsibilities and dedicated his life to the service of the nation.”
The 96-year-old, who was knighted by Her Majesty in 1985 and received a second knighthood in 2022, added that “the whole nation is in mourning”.
David and the Queen, born 17 days apart, have met many times over the decades and he has produced several of her Christmas addresses.
She awarded him an Order of Merit in 2005 and they filmed a show called The Queen’s Green Planet in the gardens of Buckingham Palace in 2017.
Most recently, he had a segment during his Platinum Jubilee concert in June, in which his face was projected onto Buckingham Palace as he spoke about environmental concerns.
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