Dentist receives invite to the Queen’s funeral

The dentist who got an invite to the Queen's funeralA dentist is just one of 10 ‘ordinary’ Australians to receive an invite to the Queen’s funeral. 

Trudy Lin, from Adelaide, provides oral healthcare to patients with complex medical issues as well as physical and intellectual disabilities.

According to news reports, she felt disbelief after taking the call from the Prime Minister’s office on Sunday.

She said her team have been ‘more than happy to be accommodating’ in supporting her in the opportunity.

Taking place on Monday 19 September at 11am, the government announced the Queen’s funeral will be a national bank holiday. The ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey, which holds around 2,200 people.

Around 500 heads of state and foreign dignitaries are expected to attend on the day.

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Pay tribute

Her Majesty’s passing last Thursday triggered an abundance of tributes from across the world, thanking her for her dedication and duty.

Many in the dental community also spoke out to give thanks for her service.

Dr Sameer Patel is the principal dentist at Elleven Dental. He said: ‘We give thanks for her life and for the example that she was to each and every one of us. Her sense of duty, her sacrificial service, steadfast faith and the spirit of unity that she brought to both our country and to the world has been truly inspirational.’

The British Dental Association added: ‘‘The British Dental Association, on behalf of the UK’s 42,000 dentists, extends our sincere condolences to the Royal Family on the passing of our Royal Patron, Her Majesty The Queen.’

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