Sandra Oh surprised fans on Monday by attending the Queen’s funeral.
The ‘Killing Eve’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star, 51, wasn’t there just because she’s a popular celebrity: She was commissioned as an officer in the Order of Canada in June this year, which is the country’s second-highest civilian honor is and was created by the Queen in 1967. It was created to honor people who have made “outstanding achievements, service to the nation and dedication to the community”.
The Golden Globe-winning Canadian-Korean actress, who most recently starred as Eve in the hit thriller Killing Eve, attended the funeral in that capacity as part of the Canadian delegation led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife part Sophie Grégoire Trudeau.
Other members of the Canadian delegation included Olympic swimming champion Mark Tewksbury and musician Gregory Charles.
Oh fans took to Twitter to express their surprise at seeing her there.
“Having Sandra Oh at the Queen’s funeral makes me wish every country would have sent an actor to the event,” said one viewer commented.
“I really can’t believe Sandra Oh is at the Queen of England’s funeral.. What an absurd clash of worlds,” another marveled.
“My timeline is watching and live tweeting the funeral because Sandra Oh is there…. The Killing Eve fandom is really different,” said one fan joked.
“K, but why is Sandra Oh at the Queen’s funeral?” another confused asked fan. “I love her, but why?”
Oh is part of a 2,000-strong group of world leaders, royals and celebrities paying their respects at Westminster Abbey today, while thousands of citizens including David Beckham spent last week queuing to see her coffin.