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Not sure exactly what "state funeral" means in your examples, but there are several examples in the Spanish royal house, especially since the restoration of the monarchy. Until 1931 there was a ceremony for the burial of royals, but not sure if there was a tradition of state funerals.
Alfonso XIII and Queen Victoria Eugenia had state funerals when their remains were tranferred to Spain in the 80's. But no representative from foreign Royal Houses.
The Count and Countess of Barcelona had state funerals, with honours of King and Queen of Spain (so, as if they were reigning King and Queen consort) and representatives from foreign Royal Houses. Don Juan's funeral was attended by all European Catholic reigning monarchs (Belgium, Luxembourg, Monaco and Liechtenstein), the Queen Mother of Denmark, the Prince of the Netherlands and the Prince of Wales. Only Sweden and Norway sent minor royals.
: A question a propos of nothing but curiosity.
: Reigning monarchs as heads of state get
: state funerals in virtually every monarchy
: as a matter of course. Are there examples
: or established protocols from recent times
: (say, post-World War II) of state funerals
: in any European monarchy:
: 1. Former monarchs who have abdicated
: 2. Consorts of reigning monarchs
: 3. Widow(er)s of reigning monarchs
: 4. Heirs apparent to reigning monarchs
: (Can't think of a recent example of this.
: Prince Gustav Adolf was of course heir
: apparent to the heir apparent, but that's
: not quite the same. But does anyone have a
: standard protocol about this?)
: 5. Any other royal personage
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