Queen's funeral: Royals from around the world arrive in UK to pay respects

·Political Correspondent, Yahoo News UK
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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium, pictured at the lying in state, are among those at the Queen's funeral in Westminster Abbey. (PA)

Royals around the world have arrived in the UK to pay their respects to the Queen ahead of her state funeral.

They are among 2,000 people – including world leaders and Britons who received MBEs from the Queen – at the ceremony on Monday.

All the members of the UK's Royal Family will attend.

European royals and others from around the world including Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako will be there.

Other royals include Norway's King Harald and Denmark's Queen Margrethe, now Europe's current longest serving monarch.

Many worldwide royals observed the Queen's coffin lying in state at Westminster Hall over the weekend.

Here are the royals expected at funeral of the longest serving monarch in British history.

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain

Spain's King Felipe VI (front R) and Queen Letizia (front L) walk with Belgium's King Philippe and Queen Mathilde as they leave Westminster Abbey in London on September 19, 2022, after the State Funeral Service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. - Leaders from around the world attended the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. The country's longest-serving monarch, who died aged 96 after 70 years on the throne, was honoured with a state funeral on Monday morning at Westminster Abbey. (Photo by Frank Augstein / POOL / AFP) (Photo by FRANK AUGSTEIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Spain's King Felipe VI and Spain's Queen Letizia attending the Queen's funeral (Getty Images)

Queen Silvia and King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia attend the State Funeral Service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, at Westminster Abbey in London on September 19, 2022. - Leaders from around the world will attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. The country's longest-serving monarch, who died aged 96 after 70 years on the throne, will be honoured with a state funeral on Monday morning at Westminster Abbey. (Photo by PHIL NOBLE / POOL / AFP) (Photo by PHIL NOBLE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia attend the Queen's funeral. (Getty Images)

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium view the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, lying in state on the catafalque in Westminster Hall, at the Palace of Westminster, London. Picture date: Sunday September 18, 2022.
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium view the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, lying in state on the catafalque in Westminster Hall. (PA)

Queen Margrethe and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark

Denmark's Queen Margrethe and Crown Prince Frederik view the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, lying in state on the catafalque in Westminster Hall, at the Palace of Westminster, London. Picture date: Sunday September 18, 2022.
Denmark's Queen Margrethe and Crown Prince Frederik view the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, lying in state on the catafalque in Westminster Hall. (PA)

King Harald of Norway

Norway's King Harald views the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, lying in state on the catafalque in Westminster Hall, at the Palace of Westminster, London. Picture date: Sunday September 18, 2022.
Norway's King Harald views the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, lying in state on the catafalque in Westminster Hall. (PA)

Emperor Naruhito and his wife Empress Masako of Japan

Japan's Emperor Naruhito and his wife Empress Masako arrive at Westminster Abbey in London on September 19, 2022, for the State Funeral Service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. - Leaders from around the world will attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. The country's longest-serving monarch, who died aged 96 after 70 years on the throne, will be honoured with a state funeral on Monday morning at Westminster Abbey. (Photo by Marco BERTORELLO / AFP) (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images)
Japan's Emperor Naruhito and his wife Empress Masako arrive at Westminster Abbey in London. (Getty Images)

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MAY 24: Queen Elizabeth II meets with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani at Windsor Castle on May 24, 2022 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
The Queen meets with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani at Windsor Castle on 24 May 2022. (Getty Images)

Former King Juan Carlos and former Queen Sofia of Spain

Spain's former King Juan Carlos and former Queen Sofia arrive at the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, held at Westminster Abbey, London.Picture date: Monday September 19, 2022.
Spain's former King Juan Carlos and former Queen Sofia arrive at the Queen's funeral. (PA)

Prince Albert of Monaco and his wife Charlene

Monaco's Prince Albert II (2ndL) and his wife Charlene
Monaco's Prince Albert II and his wife Charlene arriving at the Queen's funeral. (Getty Images)

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