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Updated list of royal representatives set to attend Emperor Naruhito’s Enthronement Ceremony

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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.

Bahrain: Crown Prince Salman

Belgium: King Philippe and Queen Mathilde

Bhutan: King Jigme Khesar Namgyel and Queen Jetsun Pema

Cambodia: King Norodom Sihamoni

Denmark: Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary

Eswatini: King Mswati III 

Jordan: Crown Prince Hussein

Lesotho: King Letsie

Luxembourg: Grand Duke Henri

Liechtenstein: Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein

Malaysia: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku

Monaco: Prince Albert

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 Crown Princess Victoria

Tonga: King Tupou VI

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. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will also be in attendance.

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.”

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.