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Re: HRH Crown Princess off the guest list
Considering the magnitude of this funeral, this mistake was understandable. I think the planners did all they could do under the circumstances and rescind the invitation since other guests had to limit their entourage. CP Mary strikes me as a highly intelligent and reasonable woman. I'm sure she took no offense. And Queen Margrethe put the monarchy first. This was a state occasion and, therefore, it was appropriate for the heir to attend. This was not a routine, "Plus-One" decision. The Danish court handled the whole thing in a dignified way.
Just saw this in the Danish paper:
The British Foreign Office has sent a "deeply felt apology" to the Danish royal family via the Danish embassy.
This is stated by a spokesperson for the ministry in an email
By mistake, Crown Princess Mary was invited to Queen Elizabeth's funeral in London on Monday."
Only so many chairs in Westminster Abbey for royal guests so it will be Her Majesty Queen Margrethe and the Crown Prince attending.
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