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The Coronation

Buckingham Palace reveals further details of Coronation guest list

Over 2,200 people will attend the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla.

Members of the Royal Family will join other members of Their Majesties’ families inside Westminster Abbey on May 6 for the ceremony.

Foreign royal families will also be present. In total, there will be representatives of 203 countries at the Abbey with 100 Heads of State among them.

Members of the Government, Parliament and the devolved parliaments of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are on the guest list as are Prime Ministers and Governors-General from the Realms. Former Prime Ministers have also been invited.

Lord Lieutenants and Lord Provosts as well as members of the Diplomatic Corps will all take their places in the Abbey as King Charles and Queen Camilla are crowned.

The 2,200 guests also include members of the Defence Services, including serving and former Armed Forces personnel. They will join representatives from the Law and representatives from the Realms nominated by the High Commissions at the service.

People from the patronages of King Charles and Queen Camilla have also been invited as have British Medal recipients. Nobel Prize winners are also among the guests as are members of the emergency services.

Representatives of the Church and other faith groups will also be in the congregation.

In addition, 400 young people representing charities nominated by King Charles, Queen Camilla and the Government will watch the Coronation from St. Margaret’s Church, next door to the Abbey.

The Coronation takes place at 11m on May 6th 2023.

About author

Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton who is a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. Her latest book, A History of British Royal Jubilees, is out now. Her new book, The Mysterious Death of Katherine Parr, will be published in March 2024. June is an award winning reporter, producer and editor. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.