Reception at Buckingham Palace: Royals and politicians celebrate with King Charles

Tens of thousands of people will probably watch the coronation spectacle around King Charles III live in London on May 6th.

Reception at Buckingham Palace: Royals and politicians celebrate with King Charles

Tens of thousands of people will probably watch the coronation spectacle around King Charles III live in London on May 6th. (74) and his wife, Queen Camilla (75), follow along. Around 1,000 invited guests have the opportunity to exchange a few words with them on the eve of the major Royal event - at a big reception in Buckingham Palace. His eldest son, Prince William (40), was also present with his wife, Princess Kate (41).

With all the invited personalities, according to the "BBC", there was even a small traffic jam on arrival. Pictures from Friday night show scores of royals and world leaders making their way to meet King Charles III. hold true.

Among the guests on Friday evening was Prince Albert II (65) with his wife, Charlène von Monaco (45), who had just last week privately visited an amusement park in Germany with his eight-year-old twins Gabriella and Jacques. In addition to the Monegasques, King Felipe of Spain (55) and Queen Letizia (50) also traveled, as did Haakon of Norway (49) and Mette-Marit (49) or the Danish Crown Princess Mary (51) with Crown Prince Frederik (54). In addition, Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria (45) and her father, King Carl Gustaf (77), as well as Belgium's King Philippe (64) and his daughter, Crown Princess Elisabeth (21), showed up.

On the political side, Jill Biden (71), the First Lady of the United States, and her granddaughter Finnegan (24) - representing US President Joe Biden (80) - honored themselves. Olena Zelenska (45), the wife of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (45), came with Prime Minister Denys Schmyhal (47). British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak (42) and his wife Akshata Murthy (43) were also invited, as were EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (64) and her husband Heiko (67).

First on Saturday there will be a procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey, where the coronation ceremony will take place. For King Charles III. and Queen Camilla, then head back to the palace in an even more lavish procession. More than 6,000 women and men from the British armed forces are expected to take part in the celebrations. It is the largest ceremonial military operation in 70 years.

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