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Sandra Oh speaks out after being spotted at Queen's funeral

Daisy Phillipson

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Sandra Oh speaks out after being spotted at Queen's funeral

Sandra Oh has spoken out after she was spotted at the Queen's funeral yesterday (19 September).

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The Killing Eve star left fans shocked when they saw her walking down the aisle of Westminster Abbey amid the hour-long service for the late monarch, who was laid to rest following a day of proceedings.

Wearing a sophisticated black dress and matching hat, the scene looked like something straight out of the BBC series, with one writing at the time: "I did not have Sandra Oh attending the queen’s funeral on my 2022 bingo card yet here we are."

But it turns out there was very good reason for the appearance, as she was chosen to join Canada's delegation at the ceremony thanks to her incredible performance in the hit spy thriller series.

Taking to Instagram after the event, the 51-year-old star shared a series of photos from the day while saying she's 'proud' to have represented her country.

"Proud to represent [Canada] w/ my fellow Order of Canada & Valour recipients," she wrote, tagging those who appeared besides her as fellow delegates.

They included Canadian musician Gregory Charles, Olympic gold medallist swimmer Mark Tewksbury and Canadian Coast Guard officer Leslie Arthur Palmer, who was given the Cross of Valour honour for saving two lives.

Dozens of people have commented on the post, with many saying she's the 'real queen'.

"The actual queen," wrote one, while another said, "You are my queen."

A third added, "GIRL YOU'RE THE QUEEEEEEEN," with a fourth writing, "We all know who the real queen is."

People were surprised to see Sandra Oh at the royal funeral. Credit: BBC
People were surprised to see Sandra Oh at the royal funeral. Credit: BBC

Tahira, one of the makeup artists who Oh thanked in her post, commented: "Was such a pleasure and an honour being there!!!"

Others described the actor as an 'icon' and said she was the 'best dressed' at the event, which was televised across the globe.

Oh is perhaps best known for her role as Eve Polastri, the rogue MI6 Agent who gets caught up in a cat-and-mouse game with psychopathic assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer) in Killing Eve.

She was one of many who were invited to the Queen's funeral, which unfolded following the royal's death at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on 8 September.

The Queen passed away on 8 September. Credit: Zuma Press Inc./Alamy Stock Photo
The Queen passed away on 8 September. Credit: Zuma Press Inc./Alamy Stock Photo

In the days leading up to the ceremony, events proceeded according to Operation London Bridge - the detailed plan of action for what to do when the Queen died.

The final part of the plan came into effect yesterday, with the ceremony and a national day of mourning which was also declared a bank holiday.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@iamsandraohinsta/BBC

Topics: Killing Eve, TV and Film, The Queen, Royal Family, UK News

Daisy Phillipson
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