The death of Queen Elizabeth II left Britain devastated last year. Yet, according to the words of Rishi Sunak, the British Prime Minister, “A new era is born” as King Charles was coronated on May 6, 2023.
The British Empire is getting a new monarch after 70 years, and it is one of the biggest celebrations at the moment. However, while Elizabeth II had around 8000 guests, King Charles III only invited a quarter.
Among the hundreds of invitees, many are renowned people in politics. Rishi Sunak was also invited and declared the next Monday a national holiday.
So who was invited to one of the biggest events in Britain’s history? Let’s find out who attended the coronation and who felt snubbed.
Are USA’s Donald Trump & Barack Obama Attending King Charles’ Coronation?
No, Barack Obama and Donald Trump will not be attending the coronation of King Charles III. The list of invitees is pretty exclusive, and none of the ex-presidents of America have been asked to attend. Joe Biden, however, informed of his decision not to attend, and First Lady Jill Biden will be attending in his stead.
Obama and his family have been pretty close with the royal family. Queen Elizabeth II had invited Obama’s daughters, Sasha and Malia, to tea. The girls even had the opportunity to be on the golden carriage.
In 2011, King Charles visited Washington and visited Barack Obama. They discussed environmentally friendly farming.
On the other hand, The troubled Donald Trump highly seeks the royals’ approval. While he claims to have had a good relationship with Queen Elizabeth II, he has made controversial comments regarding Harry and Meghan.
According to Trump, “She (Queen Elizabeth II) went through years and decades without controversy. You cannot be disrespectful to her, and I think Meghan was very disrespectful to her, very disrespectful.”
He didn’t stop there as he even went on to claim, “I was actually surprised that Harry was invited to the Coronation, to be honest.” Harry, on the other hand, will be attending his father’s coronation ceremony without his wife and children.
Who Will Attend King Charles’ Coronation?
The list of people who have been invited to attend the coronation of King Charles III is 2,200 long. It includes members of the royal family, British politicians, heads of the state from different countries as well as foreign royals.
Almost the whole royal family, excluding the Duchess of Sussex and Duke of York, will attend the coronation. Among foreign royals, the Prince and Princess of Monaco and the Kings and Queens from the Netherlands, Belgium, and Spain have also been invited. The Dragon King of Bhutan and his wife will also be there.
Among the U.K. politicians, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, with his living predecessors as well as Cabinet ministers and leader of the Opposition Sir Keir Starmer, will be present.
Joe Biden, the president of the United States, has been invited, but First Lady Jill Biden will attend in his stead. European French president Emmanuel Macron and the ceremonial heads of Germany and France will also be present.
Very few celebrities have been invited, but some of them are Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ant and Dec, David and Victoria Beckham, Rowan Atkinson, Stella McCartney, and Bear Grylls.
The Westminister Abbey will see a grand celebration once again as King Charles III is crowned at the age of 73.
People in the U.S. can watch the coronation on BBC, ABC New Live, and other services like DIRECTV, Hulu + Live TV, FuboTV, and Sling T.V.
Well, What do you think of coronation in general and the Royals doing it while people in the U.K. are losing jobs due to the recession? Let us know it all in the comments below.