Heads of State Reception at Buckingham Palace

Ahead of the Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey tomorrow, the British Royal Family hosted a Reception for visiting Heads of State and Representatives at Buckingham Palace, which is stated to be one of the largest gatherings of Heads of State in History. The late Queen, who passed away at Balmoral Castle earlier this month, has been Lying-in-State first at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh and then at Westminster Hall in London for the past week, with the Funeral at Westminster Abbey tomorrow to be followed by a Procession to Marble Arch and a Committal Service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

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King Charles III and Queen Camilla were joined by the Prince and Princess of Wales, the Princess Royal and Sir Timothy LaurenceEarl and Countess of Wessex, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra of Kent for the Reception at Buckingham Palace, which was attended by:

King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway

Queen Margrethe II and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden

King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands

Queen Anne-Marie, Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia

Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium

Emperor Naruhito of Japan

King Abdullah II, Queen Rania and Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan

King Abdullah and Queen Azizah of Malaysia

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei and Prince Mateen of Brunei

The King of Saudi Arabia

King Jigme and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan

King Letsie III of Lesotho

King Tupou VI of Tonga

Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco

The Sultan of Oman

The Emir of Qatar and the Sheikha

Hereditary Prince Alois and Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein

Crown Prince Moulay Hassan of Morocco 

The King and Crown Prince of Bahrain 

The Crown Prince of Kuwait

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates

Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria

Margareta, Custodian of the Crown of Romania and Prince Radu

Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia

Archduke Karl von Habsburg

King Tūheitia Potatau Te Wherowhero VII

Afioga Tuimalealiʻifano Vaʻaletoʻa Sualauvi II of Samoa

Prince of Venice

The Margrave of Baden, Hereditary Prince Bernhard and Hereditary Princess Stephanie

The Landgrave and Landgravine of Hesse

The Prince and Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

The Presidents of the United States, France, Germany, Ireland, Austria, Portugal, Italy, Finland, Iceland, Swiss Confederation, Hungary, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Croatia, Slovakia, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Albania, Montenegro, Brazil, South Africa, Malta, India, Bangladesh, Singapore, Lebanon, Palestine, Israel, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Ghana, Kenya, Algeria, Namibia, Malawi, Maldives, Gabon, Somalia, Cameroon, Cyprus, Fiji, Seychelles, Tanzania

The Prime Ministers of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Jamaica, Pakistan, Czech Republic, Egypt

The Governors General of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Belize, Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, The Bahamas, Jamaica, Tuvalu, and the Solomon Islands

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On the eve of the Funeral, Foreign Royal Guets and Dignitaries paid their respects at the Lying-in-State at the Palace of Westminster.

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