Bear Grylls among first mourners to arrive at funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

Bear Grylls waved to the cameras as he was among the first mourners to arrive at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

The adventurer and TV star was spotted outside London’s Westminster Abbey on Monday morning (September 19) before the state funeral of the late monarch, who died aged 96 at Balmoral Castle on September 8.

Following her death, the Queen’s coffin has been lying in state in Westminster Hall, with a whole host of celebrities joining the miles-long queue to pay their respects.

Grylls looked smart and has dressed in black for the service, sporting a moustache and stepping out in pinstriped trousers, and a black tailcoat shoes and tie, with a white shirt.

Why was Bear Grylls at the Queen’s funeral?

He is at the funeral to represents the Scouts, having first being appointed the youngest-ever Chief Scout aged 35 in 2009, before starting his second term in 2015.

On Monday morning, the organisation wrote: ‘Chief Scout @BearGrylls, will represent Scouts at State Funeral today and pay final respects to our Patron, HM The Queen.

‘Our thoughts are with the Royal Family.’

Before her death, the Queen served as patron for Scouts, and Grylls penned a lengthy and emotional tribute on the organisation’s official website.

Other celebrities are expected at the funeral, with Killing Eve star Sandra Oh set to be there.

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