The Prince and Princess of Wales, Catherine and William, joined King Charles III and Queen Camilla at the special welcome ceremony for the President and First Lady of Republic of Korea, Yoon Suk Yeol and Mrs Kim Keon Hee, who are making 3 days long state visit to the United Kingdom on the invitation of the King. The state visits are diplomatic affairs that are organized by the Government to strengthen the bi-lateral relationship between two countries.
🇰🇷@President_KR has touched down in London to begin his State Visit. Welcome to the UK🇬🇧, President Yoon!
— UK in Korea🇬🇧🇰🇷 (@UKinKorea) November 20, 2023
The President and First Lady landed in London yesterday evening and spent the night resting at their hotel. They were welcomed by the The Viscount Hood, Lord-in-Waiting to The King, at the Stansted Airport. For the remainder of the visit, The President and First Lady would be Royal Guests and stay at Buckingham Palace.
The Prince and Princess of Wales welcomed the President and First Lady at their hotel this morning. After a short greetings and welcome, Prince William and Princess Kate accompanied the President and First Lady to the Horse Guards Parade where King Charles III and Queen Camilla were waiting for them.
If anyone wonders why State Visits matter and why the Royal Family are seen to play such an important part in welcoming visiting dignitaries, have a read of these facts and figures regarding the UK’s relationship with with the Republic of Korea 🇰🇷 🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/0r2mKh146o
— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) November 21, 2023
The UK is known for its pomp and pageantry and it was on full display today. The King offered a full military ceremonial welcome to the Korean first couple. After inspecting the Guard of Honour, found by F Company Scots Guard and a short parade, The King and Queen along with the President and First Lady headed to Buckingham Palace in a carriage procession followed by The Prince and Princess of Wales.
At Buckingham Palace, a second Guard of Honour found by 1st Battalion Welsh Guards welcomed them. The King and Queen hosted a private lunch for the President and First Lady at Buckingham Palace. The Prince and Princess of Wales were also in attendance along with The Duchess of Edinburgh with The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.
What The Princess of Wales wore to Korea State Visit Welcome Ceremony
- Catherine Walker Cape and dress – (New)
- Jane Taylor Hat – (New)
- Princess Diana’s Sapphire and Diamond Earrings – (Repeat)
- Miu-Miu Bow Embellished Bag – (Repeat)
- Gianvito Rossi Pumps – (Repeat)
The Princess of Wales was looking absolutely stunning in a red Catherine Walker outfit. There has been a lot of discussion going on about the outfit as there is a lot going on with that outfit. It is a repeated outfit with a new touch.
It seem, The Princess of Wales is wearing her red Catherine Walker bow coat and matching dress that she first wore at the 2021 ‘Together at Christmas’ Carol service.
The new touch to the outfit was a matching long cape.