PM Shehbaz to attend King Charles III’s coronation next week

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The Foreign Office (FO) announced on Friday that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will go to the United Kingdom the following week to attend King Charles III’s coronation.

After Queen Elizabeth passed away in September of last year, Charles, then 74, ascended to the throne. According to royal custom, a British monarch’s coronation occurs a few months later, following a period of widespread mourning and careful planning.

The coronation of King Charles III will take place on May 6 at Westminster Abbey in London. Heads of state from all around the world, including those from Ireland, France, Spain, Belgium, Japan, Hungary, and Australia, are anticipated to attend the event.

Prince Harry will attend the coronation, according to an earlier statement from Buckingham Palace, but without his wife Meghan. The couple’s attendance was questionable for weeks before the announcement, as they stepped down from royal duties in early 2020.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will travel to the United Kingdom to witness His Majesty King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla’s coronation on May 6, 2023, according to FO spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch in a news briefing today.

She continued by stating that on May 5, the premier will take part in a gathering for Commonwealth leaders.

She added that he also anticipated holding bilateral meetings with leaders taking part in these celebrations.

According to Baloch, relations between Pakistan and the UK have a rich history that is firmly rooted in the vibrant Pakistani-British community.

“We see the British monarch and the royal family as friends of Pakistan and its people, and look forward to further strengthening ties between Pakistan and the United Kingdom,” she continued.

The Prime Minister had a meeting with King Charles III in London the previous year and expressed his sympathies on Queen Elizabeth’s demise.