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King Charles and Queen Camilla’s coronation: Excitement as new foreign royals CONFIRM attendance

The historic event will take place on 6 May

King Charles and Queen Camilla
Gemma Strong
Online Digital News Director
11 April 2023
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It will be a guest list like no other.

A very select group of invitees will be in attendance when King Charles and Queen Camilla are crowned in a historic coronation ceremony on 6 May. You can find out more about some of the ancient coronation traditions and rituals in our video below...

Ancient Coronation Traditions And Rituals

And now the first non-European royals have been confirmed.

Crown Prince Fumihito and Crown Princess Kiko of Japan will fly over to London to the event, the Japanese government has stated.

Traditionally, foreign monarchs do not attend coronations; instead heirs like Fumihito will represent their nations so as not to distract from the main event.

Crown Prince Fumihito and Crown Princess Kiko of Japan© Koki Nagahama
Crown Prince Fumihito and Crown Princess Kiko of Japan have confirmed their attendance

It comes after Prince Albert of Monaco previously said he expects to attend the coronation.

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After previously suggesting his twins might attend the London festivities with Princess Charlene and himself, the royal said Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella will likely stay home.

prince albert and princess charlene twins© Photo: Getty Images
Prince Albert and Princess Charlene with their twins

"In the briefings our ambassador has had with other ambassadors, we've learned we'll have to limit the numbers of officials in the different delegations," he told People.

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In lieu of a coronation visit, Prince Albert promises that he and Princess Charlene will return from London with a gift. "I'll bring them any little 'trinket' I can put my hands on," he added.

King Charles's coronation invitation
The invitation for the coronation was designed by Andrew Jamieson

Earlier this month, royal fans were given their first look at the invitations being sent out for the coronation.

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The royal palace also confirmed at the time that Charles's eldest grandson, Prince George, will take on a prominent role at the ceremony.

Prince George laughing at Wimbledon© Getty
Prince George was King Charles' first grandchild

The nine-year-old, who is second-in-line to the throne, is one of four Pages of Honour to the King, along with the children of family friends, Lord Oliver Cholmondeley, 13, Nicholas Barclay, 13, and Ralph Tollemache, 12.

Meanwhile, the Queen's Pages of Honour will be her grandsons Gus and Louis Lopes, 13, and Freddy Parker Bowles, 13, and her great-nephew Arthur Elliot, ten.

The pages will carry the long trains of the King and Queen Consort's ceremonial robes and will form part of the procession through the nave of Westminster Abbey.

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