World leaders attending King Charles III coronation

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The coronation of Charles III and Camilla as king and queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth kingdoms is slated for May 6, 2023.

As per reports, a total of 2,200 persons, including the Prime Minister of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif, members of the royal family, Church of England officials, well-known politicians from the UK and the Commonwealth of Nations, and foreign heads of state and royalty, are invited to the ceremony.

British royal family, Parker Bowles and Shand families, UK’s Current and former prime ministers, Great Officers of State, Members of the Cabinet, Members of Parliament, and Commonwealth realms including Australia, The Bahamas, Canada, and New Zealand are invited to the ceremony.

Moreover, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, Nikos Christodoulides President of Cyprus, President of Fiji Wiliame Katonivere, Vice President of India Jagdeep Dhankhar, President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari, President of Singapore Halimah Yacob, President of Seychelles Wavel Ramkalawan, and First Lady Linda Ramkalawan, and President of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe will be attending the ceremony.

Other than Commonwealth states, representatives of other states are also invited to see King sitting on the throne.

However, states who are invited, but their attendance is unconfirmed include the Emir of Abu Dhabi and President of the United Arab Emirates, the Crown Prince of Bahrain (representing the King of Bahrain), the Sultan of Brunei, the Emir of Dubai, the Crown Prince of Kuwait (representing the Emir of Kuwait), the King of Lesotho, the King of Morocco, the Sultan of Oman, the Emir of Qatar.

According to Reuters, a British source claimed that neither the governments of Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran, Myanmar, Russia, Syria, nor Venezuela had received invitations to the coronation. Likewise, invitations to North Korea and Nicaragua had been sent to senior diplomats rather than to the leaders of those countries.