Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today that he and Their Excellencies the Right Honorable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Whit Fraser will travel to the United Kingdom on September 16 to attend Her Majesty’s State Funeral Queen Elizabeth II, which will take place in London on September 19, 2022. The Prime Minister will be accompanied by his wife by Sophie Grégoire Trudeau.

Canada will also be represented by former Governors General the Right Honorable Michaëlle Jean and the Right Honorable David Johnston, as well as former Prime Ministers the Right Honorable Kim Campbell, the Right Honorable Jean Chrétien, the Right Honorable Paul Martin and the Right Honorable Stephen Harper. They will be joined by Assembly of First Nations National Chief RoseAnne Archibald, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami President Natan Obed and Métis National Council President Cassidy Caron, as well as Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet and former high commissioner. of Canada to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Janice Charette, and the current High Commissioner of Canada to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Honorable Ralph Goodale.

Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and representatives of Canadian Armed Forces regiments will join uniformed personnel from other Commonwealth countries for the service on September 19.

In addition, the Canadian delegation will include members of the Order of Canada Mark Tewksbury, Gregory Charles and Sandra Oh and Cross of Valor recipient Leslie Arthur Palmer. They will participate in a procession of recipients of national honors as part of the service.

The day of the late Her Majesty’s State Funeral in the United Kingdom will be marked in Canada with a National Day of Mourning and a National Memorial Ceremony to be held at Christ Church Cathedral, the Anglican Cathedral in Ottawa. The ceremony will bring together former Prime Ministers, the Right Honorable Brian Mulroney and the Right Honorable Joe Clark, and all MPs have been invited. The ceremony will be broadcast live for everyone to watch.

“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has been steadfast in her service to Canada, the Commonwealth and her people. It is with heavy hearts, but deep gratitude, that we will come together to honor Her Majesty – whose life of public service is an extraordinary example to us all,” Trudeau said in a statement released to media.