Royalty and Heads of State from around the world gathered to join the British Royal Family for the spectacular Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla at Westminster Abbey yesterday, following a Reception for Royalty and Heads of State at Buckingham Palace as well as a Dinner where we had the pleasure to see most members of the British Royal Family and the Royals attending the Coronation.
A major departure from previous Coronations, several fellow Sovereigns joined the Royal Family to witness the Coronation, which had not been done previously as the King should be the highest ranking individual at the Coronation.
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands (in the House Diamond Earrings and Queen Emma’s Diamond Brooch) represented The Netherlands, but Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands and the Princess of Orange attended the Reception.
The Belgians were represented by King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium (wearing her Diamond Butterfly Brooch), though King Philippe and the Duchess of Brabant (wearing Queen Mathilde’s Diamond Fringe Earrings) attended the Reception.
From Thailand came King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida of Thailand (in Queen Sirikit’s Sapphire Suite and Queen Sirikit’s Diamond Bracelets) who also attended the Reception at Buckingham Palace.
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg was present through Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg (wearing her Black and White Pearl Earrings), who wore the Emerald Peacock Necklace for the Reception at Buckingham Palace.
King Mswati of Eswatini was present with one of his wives.
Denmark was represented by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark (in Antique Turquoise Earrings and Brooch), who attended both the Reception at the Palace and the Dinner afterwards.
The Emir of Qatar was joined by his wife, the Sheikha.
King Hamad of Bahrain
Theyazin bin Haitham Al Said of Oman
Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco represented her brother, the King of Morocco.
Other Royal Guests
Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed of the United Arab Emirates
Prince Turki bin Mohammed Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
Asantehene Osei Tutu and Lady Julia Tutu of the Asante
Kīngi Tuheitiaand Makau Ariki Te Atawhai of the Māori