King Charles’s III Coronation on 6 May will be a slimmed-down affair, with around 2,200 guests in attendance compared to the 8,000 who witnessed the crowning of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey in 1953.
Still, there will be plenty of overseas royals in the congregation, including many who attended the late Queen’s funeral in September and British royal weddings in the past. Below, here’s a who’s who of the European royals to look out for at the Coronation on Saturday.
Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco
In January, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco became the first foreign royals to confirm their attendance at King Charles’s Coronation. Albert—who previously visited Charles’s eco-minded Poundbury development in 2006—told People at the time that he was “certain that it’s going to be an incredible ceremony and a very moving one”.
King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain
Spain’s King and Queen confirmed in April that they would be attending Charles’s Coronation. The couple were hosted by Queen Elizabeth II for a state visit to the UK back in 2017, while Letizia and Charles visited the Spanish Gallery at Auckland Castle in County Durham together in 2022. Charles also attended the couple’s wedding in Madrid in 2004, while King Felipe was inducted into the Order of the Garter in 2019.
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
While Queen Margrethe of Denmark won’t be able to attend the Coronation due to her recent back surgery, her son and heir, Crown Prince Frederik, will be going on her behalf, along with his wife Crown Princess Mary. The latter welcomed the Princess of Wales in Copenhagen during her visit in 2022.
Queen Anne-Marie, Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece
This story originally appeared in British Vogue.