Ahead of Emperor Naruhito of Japan’s Enthronement Ceremony on 22 October in Tokyo, we have compiled a list of royals who will be in attendance at the ceremony.
Royal Central was able to get confirmation regarding the representatives from Bhutan, Denmark, and Luxembourg. We have reached out to Monaco but have not heard back.
Belgium: King Philippe and Queen Mathilde
Bhutan: King Jigme Khesar Namgyel and Queen Jetsun Pema
Denmark: Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary
Jordan: King Abdullah
Luxembourg: Grand Duke Henri
Liechtenstein: The Princely Family does not announce events. If a member of the family attends, we will likely only know the day of unless the Imperial Household confirms a guest list.
The Netherlands: King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima
Norway: Crown Prince Haakon
Spain: King Felipe and Queen Letizia
Saudi Arabia: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
Sweden: King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia
United Kingdom: The Prince of Wales
The Royal Court in Serbia confirmed to Royal Central that they will not be sending anyone to the ceremony.
Outside of the royal world, US Cabinet member Elaine Chao will attend, as will Turkish President Erdogan, and Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan.
Upon ascending the throne on 1 May this year, Emperor Naruhito said, “In acceding to the throne, I swear that I will reflect deeply on the course followed by His Majesty the Emperor Emeritus and bear in mind the path trodden by past emperors, and will devote myself to self-improvement,” while promising to “fulfill my responsibility as the symbol of the State and of the unity of the people of Japan, while always turning my thoughts to the people and standing with them.”