As the date of King Charles III’s coronation draws near, royal fans and critics are eagerly speculating about the guests who may attend the landmark ceremony at Westminster Abbey in London. The event, set to take place on May 6, has already been finalized, but social media users are still making it more interesting with their queries and reactions.
The guest list includes distinguished people from around the world who are already heading to London. From King Charles and Queen Camilla’s inner circle to foreign monarchs, here’s a rundown of every guest set to attend the crowning ceremony.
However, some are still questioning whether the 74-year-old monarch’s alleged secret son, Simon Charles Dorante-Day, will attend the coronation among other guests. The King’s rumored love child made headlines around the world when he claimed that he was the secret child of Charles and Camilla.
This is something he has been alleging for several years and, in one of his interviews, he claimed that he had to undergo reconstructive surgery to have his eyes changed from blue to brown when he was eight in order to hide his similarities to the royals.
“I believe I am Charles and Camila’s son, there has been a cover-up,” Dorante-Day stated in an interview. However, the royal family has always turned a deaf ear to his claims and has no intention of creating any controversy with their response.
More than 2,000 guests are expected to attend the event, which is notably more modest than the number of people who witnessed Queen Elizabeth’s coronation in 1953. In addition to King Charles’ immediate family, monarchs from several foreign countries will be in attendance for the historic event, marking a change from past coronations, in which royals often sent heirs, consorts or other family members to represent them.
As the world awaits the coronation of King Charles III, speculations over the guest list continue to grow. While some may be hoping for some surprises, it remains to be seen who will actually attend this historic event.