The Prince and Princess of Wales joined the King to greet overseas guests at Buckingham Palace

King Charles, Prince William and Kate charm foreign royals at Buckingham Palace

The Prince and Princess of Wales have joined the King at a Buckingham Palace pre-coronation reception for foreign visitors.

In contrast to Princess Catherine, who wore a royal blue dress by Self Portrait and the Queen Mother’s diamond and sapphire fringe earrings, Prince William wore a suit.


The King speaks with Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark
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Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, and King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain are among the foreign royals present.

At the reception are US First Lady Jill Biden and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.


Prince William speaking with guests at the evening reception
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The King visited with visitors who will be present at the congregation on Saturday at Westminster Abbey.

The Duke of Edinburgh joined the King at the reception in addition to the Prince and Princess of Wales.


The Duke of Edinburgh was among the British royals to welcome guests
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At the reception, the Princess was reunited with Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. In February 2022, Catherine traveled by herself to Denmark for work-related reasons.


Kate was reunited with Mary
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The Princess was pictured with the first ladies of the United States, Jill Biden, and the Ukraine, Olena Zelenska, according to Kensington Palace.


The Princess of Wales with First Lady of the United States of America, Jill Biden, and the First Lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska
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Princess Charlene wore a lavender one-shoulder two-piece that looked stunning.


Princess Charlene and Prince Albert of Monaco
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Victoria Beckham’s lime green ensemble was the choice of Queen Letizia.



Crown Princess Victoria, who was present with her father, King Carl XVI Gustaf, dazzled in a pink Roland Mouret gown.

For the evening reception, Crown Princess Mary wore a raspberry pink dress by Andrew GN with puffy sleeves and accessorized with a Prada clutch, while Crown Prince Frederik looked dapper in a dark suit, blue shirt, and burgundy tie.

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During a business trip to London in March, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit had a meeting with William and Catherine.

For the Buckingham Palace reception, Queen Rania of Jordan opted for a dramatic Schiaparelli gown with gold accents.


Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark
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The wedding of their daughter Princess Alexandra and the birth of their sixth grandchild were recently celebrated by the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess.

Crown Princess Marie-Chantal, who previously served as a member of the Greek royal family, attended the event and looked stunning in a white fit-and-flare gown.


Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway
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Princess Elisabeth of Belgium is a student at Oxford University’s Lincoln College and previously attended Wales’ UWC Atlantic College.

It follows Charles and the Waleses’ unexpected appearance on The Mall to greet spectators less than a day before the coronation.



“God Save the King” was shouted while people cheered.

One woman greeted Charles with a “Love you Charlie,” and others wished him well.



The Prince and Princess of Wales took selfies with fans. Catherine even appeared to join one fan in a video call and then used another fan’s phone to speak to them before returning it.

The Princess also discussed the feelings of her three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, on the special day.


Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg
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The couple had lunch with the King earlier in the day at the palace with the governors general and prime ministers of the various realms.

The Duke and Duchess of Kent, the Princess Royal, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, and the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh also joined them.

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Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece, Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece and Queen Anne-Marie
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At the luncheon were 42 people, including the prime ministers of India (Rishi Sunak), Australia (Anthony Albanese), and New Zealand (Chris Hipkins).


Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant and King Philippe of Belgium
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Sophie looked lovely in a pink Suzannah London outfit with cream accessories, while Catherine opted for a monochrome shift dress that is thought to be by fashion icon Jenny Packham.


Margareta of Romania and Prince Radu of Romania
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The senior royals are anticipated to be among the 2,300 worshippers on Saturday at Westminster Abbey.


Princess Catharina-Amalia and Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands
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The air-conditioned Diamond Jubilee State Coach will transport the King and Queen Consort to the Abbey.

The King will be crowned at midday, marking the key moment of the service, which will start at 11 am and last for two hours.


Princess Kate shook the hands of wellwishers
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Charles will be given the St. Edward’s Crown by the Archbishop of Canterbury. All over the UK, trumpets will blow and salutes with guns will be fired.


The King on a walkabout outside Buckingham Palace
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After the ceremony, Charles and Camilla will be crowned and will travel 1.3 miles back in the Gold State Coach, reversing their outbound route while waving to the crowds. The King will be wearing the Imperial State Crown. In the coronation procession, they will be joined by members of the royal family.


William and Kate at the lunch for realm governors general and prime ministers
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The military units on parade will also give the King and Queen Consort a royal salute in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.

After the ceremony, they will salute from the West Terrace and receive three cheers from the military personnel as a special coronation tribute from the Armed Forces to the couple.

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Prince of Wales leaves Westminster abbey after rehearsals in London
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Following that, the couple will share a balcony moment with other royal family members as they watch a flypast at around 2.15 p.m.

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