As a semi-state event, the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on 29 April 2011 attracted foreign royalty from Europe, Asia and Africa. Let’s look back at some of the foreign royals in attendance on William and Kate’s big day!
Queen Sofía of Spain and the Prince and Princess of Asturias (now King Felipe and Queen Letizia)Embed from Getty Images
King Juan Carlos could not attend as he was recovering from surgery at the time.
Queen Margrethe of DenmarkEmbed from Getty Images
King Harald and Queen Sonja of NorwayEmbed from Getty Images
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium (then Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde)Embed from Getty Images
They attended on behalf of King Albert II and Queen Paola, who attended the beatification ceremony for Pope Saint John Paul II instead.
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands (then Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima)Embed from Getty Images
They attended on behalf of then-Queen Beatrix, who couldn’t attend because of Queen’s Day the next day back in the Netherlands.
Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of SwedenEmbed from Getty Images
The Crown Princess Couple attended on behalf of King Carl XVI Gustaf, who couldn’t attend because his birthday celebrations were the next day.
Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of LuxembourgEmbed from Getty Images
Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock (now Princess Charlene)Embed from Getty Images
Prince Albert attended with his fiancée, Charlene Wittstock. They would marry later that summer over two days in July in Monte Carlo.
Princess Lalla Salma of MorrocoEmbed from Getty Images
Prince Seeiso and Princess Mabereng of LesothoEmbed from Getty Images
Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq Al Said of Oman and Sheikh Jaber Al-Abdullah-Al Saleh of KuwaitEmbed from Getty Images
King Mizan Zainal Abidin of MalaysiaEmbed from Getty Images
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of ThailandEmbed from Getty Images
King Mswati III of SwazilandEmbed from Getty Images
King Constantine II and Queen Anne Marie of GreeceEmbed from Getty Images
Other foreign royals in attendance include King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan; the Sultan and Queen of Brunei; Prince Mohamed bin Nawaf and Princess Fadwa of Saudi Arabia; Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, and Sheikha Moza bint Nasser; King George Tupou V of Tonga; Crown Prince Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum of Dubai; Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi; King Simeon II and Queen Margarita of the Bulgarians; and Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia.