Actress Sandra Oh presents at Westminster Abbey, here’s why

Actress Sandra Oh presents at Westminster Abbey, here’s why
Actress Sandra Oh presents at Westminster Abbey, here’s why
Richard Shotwell / Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP Sandra Oh arrives at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

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Sandra Oh pictured at the Emmy Awards on September 12, 2022.

UNITED KINGDOM – Heads of state from around the world were not the only guests at Elizabeth II’s funeral. This Monday, September 19, the Canadian actress of South Korean origin Sandra Oh, known to the general public for her roles in Killing Eve and Grey’s Anatomyalso had the honor of attending the Queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey.

The reason ? The actress, the first Asian nominated for the Emmy Awards in the category “ Best Actress in a Drama Series, was consecrated an Officer of the Order of Canada in June, the country’s equivalent of the Legion of Honor with the maple leaf. This distinction, received for her artistic career filled with memorable roles on stage, television and film in Canada and abroad », allowed him to join the official delegation of his country, which is part of the Commonwealth.

The second highest civilian honor in Canada, as the BBC recalls, the Order of Canada was created in 1967 by Elizabeth II to reward people ” whose service shapes our society, whose innovations ignite our imaginations and whose compassion unites our communities. »

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has been steadfast in her service to Canada, the Commonwealth and her peoplesaid Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ahead of the funeral. It is with heavy hearts, but deep gratitude, that we will come together to honor Her Majesty – whose life dedicated to public service is an extraordinary example to us all. »

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