Charles III welcomes heads of state to 'reception of the century'

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Writed by - Andy Gocker
 Charles III welcomes heads of state to"Empfang des Jahrhunderts"
King Charles III at a performance in London. © imago/ZUMA Wire, SpotOn

Before the Queen's funeral

Heads of state and high-ranking dignitaries from around the world gathered at London's Buckingham Palace on Sunday evening, where they were welcomed by King Charles III. (73) were welcomed. The event leading up to the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) on Monday (September 19) was described by observers as the 'reception of the century', writes the 'Daily Mail'.

According to British media reports, US President Joe Biden (79) and First Lady Jill Biden (71) were among the around 500 guests in the palace. French President Emmanuel Macron (44) and his wife Brigitte (69) were also there and met the new British Prime Minister Liz Truss (47). Ursula von der Leyen (63), President of the European Commission, came with her husband Heiko (67). Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (66) is said to have appeared at Buckingham Palace. New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (42) and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (50) were also among the guests.

European Royals in London

Among others, the former King of Spain, Juan Carlos (84), and his wife Sophia (83), as well as the successor of the 84-year-old, Felipe VI, appeared from the European royal families. (64) of Spain with his wife Letizia (50), the Swedish King Carl XVI. Gustaf (76) with Queen Silvia (78) or Queen Margrethe II of Denmark (82).

In addition to host King Charles III. and his wife, Queen Consort Camilla (75), the prominent visitors also met William (40) and Kate (40), the Prince and Princess of Wales, Prince Edward (58) and his wife Sophie (57) and Princess Anne (72) and her husband Sir Tim Laurence (67).

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