Lebanese ‘Forgiving Father’ Danny Abdallah Was Invited To Queen Elizabeth II’s Funeral

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Lebanese-Australian Danny Abdallah is among the 10 “everyday Australians” to be invited to travel with the Australian Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, to attend Queen Elizabeth II‘s funeral.

According to SBS Australia, PM Anthony Albanese has announced the list upon the request from Buckingham Palace, as he will get to attend the state funeral which will be held at London’s Westminster Abbey, on Monday, September 19, 2022.

Danny Abdallah is the father of three of four children who were killed in a tragic accident in Sydney, Australia in 2020.

His children Antony Abdallah (13), Angelina (12), and Sienna (8), were walking along with their cousin, Veronique Sakr (11), to get ice cream when they were fatally hit by a drunk driver.

Angelina, Sienna, Antony, and Veronique – ABC News

Astounding the world back then, Danny Abdallah and his wife announced forgiving the drunk driver who killed their 3 children. Danny Abdallah became known as “the forgiving father.”

He is co-creator of “i4give Day and Foundation,” founded in memory of his children, aiming at raising awareness around the power of forgiveness.

PM Albanese described Danny as someone “who has turned a tragic loss into an extraordinary generous contribution.”

Queen Elizabeth II, the United Kingdom’s longest-serving monarch, died on September 8, 2022, at her summer residence, Balmoral, at the age of 96.

Lebanon had three days of official mourning and a book of condolences for Queen Elizabeth II will open to the public at the National Library in Beirut over the next four days.

Related: There’s A New Documentary About The Tragedy That Left 4 Lebanese Children Dead In Australia

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