Those who stayed up late to watch the late Queen Elizabeth ||’s funeral last night were surprised to see ‘Killing Eve’ star Sandra Oh in attendance.
The actress participated as part of the Canadian representatives in attendance and was spotted by spectators paying her respects to the Queen during the momentous ceremony.
She joined Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau as members of the procession.
Many were surprised that the 'Grey's Anatomy' star was invited to attend the Queen’s celebration of life, with one Twitter user writing: “Sandra Oh being at the Queen’s funeral is just correct. No need to ask questions. She should be everywhere always.”
Another joked: “That’s not Sandra Oh that’s Vice Principal Gupta,” making reference to ‘The Princess Diaries’ film.
“Lots of people seem shocked that Sandra Oh was there. I don't know why,” questioned a third Tweet, in clear support of the invite.
For those of us who were confused, the reason why the actress attended the historic event was that she was appointed to the Order of Canada as an Officer in June this year.
An Officer is the second-highest civilian honour in Canada and Oh was given the title for her "artistic career filled with memorable stage, television and film roles in Canada and abroad,” as reported by the BBC.
The role itself was created by the Queen in 1967, hence the invite being extended to the star.
There we have it. What an amazing honour for Sandra Oh to be apart of such a historic moment!