After the lunch for the Governors-General and Prime Ministers of Commonwealth Realms this afternoon, King Charles III, The Prince and Princess of Wales and members of the Royal family were back at Buckingham Palace – this time for a Pre-Coronation Reception for the Foreign Royals and Overseas dignitaries and Political leaders who were in London to attend the Coronation.
The guest list for tomorrow’s Coronation is long and has almost every Royal Family around the globe on it. It also includes Political leaders and other dignitaries from around the world who will be witnessing tomorrow’s historic event at Westminster Abbey.
The prominent names who attended tonight’s reception were King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain, King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan, Queen Beatrix and Princess Amelia of Netherlands, King Carl Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Crown Prince Frederick and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco, King Phillippe and Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan, Crown Prince and Princess of Japan, Queen Anne Marie and Crown Prince and Princess of Greece.
Other famous names included US First Lady Dr Jill Biden and Ukraine’s First Lady Olena Zelenska, President Michael D Higgins of Ireland and his wife Sabina with Irish Prime Minister Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his partner Matt Barrett.
As Queen Camilla decided not to attend the afternoon lunch and evening reception, The Princess of Wales was the most senior Royal Lady at both events.
After the reception, The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh and Princess Anne with Sir Timothy, Prince Andres, Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice and Zara Tindall were joined by their husbands hosted a private dinner for the foreign Royal at the London-based luxury club Oswald’s. I was there to capture the arrival and departure of the Royals.
What The Princess of Wales Wore to Pre-Coronation Reception
The Princess of Wales once again chose a stunning and elegant outfit. These outfits are part of history. When a few decades or centuries from now on, the coronation of King Charles III will be discussed or researched, these outfits would be part of the discussion. While we do not get much bling when it comes to Royal Jewel during the Coronation events, The Princess of Wales definitely added a touch of Royalty here and there.
The Princess of Wales was wearing a Royal Blue Self-Portrait Crystal Embellished Dress.
Catherine paired the outfit with The Queen Mother’s Sapphire and Diamond Fringe Earrings that she first wore in October 2015 at the 100 Women in Hedge Fund gala dinner.
and carried her Jenny Packham Casa Clutch.
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Tomorrow, the world will tune in to watch the historic event unfolding. King Charles III will be coronated at Westminster Abbey.