Alice Roosevelt Longworth (yes?) said her father, Teddie, wanted to be the bride at every wedding and the corpse at every funeral. I'm not sure about the wedding part but consider this about Charles de Gaulle:
In November 1963, at the funeral of Kennedy, who had been assassinated on the General’s birthday, he towered over the heads of state and government, and insisted on walking to the cathedral beside Jacqueline Kennedy and the diminutive figure of Haile Selassie of Ethiopia despite the concerns of the US security service for his safety. He was seated in the eighth row, which he considered below the dignity of France. So, putting on his spectacles, he made his way forward, greeting fellow statesmen and royalty until he reached the front. ‘Right, we can start,’ he said to a protocol official and sat down where he was.Fenby, Jonathan (2012-06-20). The General: Charles De Gaulle and the France He Saved (p. 516). Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.. Kindle Edition.