The coronation of Carlos III this Saturday will have a little more than 2,000 guestsin front of the 8,000 that packed the westminster abbey for the coronation of his mother, the Queen isabel II in 1953.
He prince harrythe king’s youngest son, who distanced himself from most members of his family after resigning from office and publicly criticizing the monarchy. His wife Meghan will not accompany himwho will stay in California with their children.
World leaders like the Chinese vice president Han Zhengthe president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyennumerous heads of state, including the Brazilian Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvathe French Emmanuel Macron and the german Frank Walter Steinmeierand the Prime Ministers of Australia Anthony AlbaneseNew Zealand Chris Hipkins and Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif.
British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunakand his wife, akshata murthytogether with members of the government and some 80 legislators from the lower and upper chambers of the British Parliament.
Hundreds of representatives of British civil society, including the English schoolboy max wooseywho slept in a tent in his garden for three years to raise money for charity.
Members of other monarchies such as kings Felipe VI and Letizia of Spainthe princes Frederick and Mary of Denmarkthe princes Fumihito and Kiko from Japanthe princes Albert II and Charlene of Monacothe king Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan.
American pop singer lionel richie among other artists and famous television presenters.
Tom Parker Bowles and laura lopeschildren of Queen Camila’s first marriage.
Absent or uninvited
american president Joe Biden will be represented by his wifeThe First Lady Jill Biden.
The political leaders of Venezuela, Russia, Belarus, Iran, Burma, Afghanistan and Syria were not invited. Nicaragua and North Korea only received invitations for their heads of diplomatic delegation.
Most of the British aristocrats, including almost all the dukes, who used to attend dressed in coronation gowns and crowns, were affected by the desire to Charles III that the guest list was “meritocratic and not aristocratic.”
Sarah Ferguson, ex wife of prince andrewbrother of the king, with whom he continues to live on the royal family estate in Windsor and that he has repeatedly embarrassed the monarchy.
Lady Pamela Mountbatten94 years old, daughter of the great-uncle and mentor of Carlos III, the Earl Mountbatten of Burmawho was a maid of honor at the wedding of Elizabeth II with Felipe in 1947.
(With information from AFP)
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