Charles’ gilded guest list: Your guide to the Who’s Who of European royalty expected to attend the Prince’s 70th birthday bash at Buckingham Palace tonight
- Queen is set to throw a lavish 70th birthday party for Prince Charles next week
- The great and good of European royalty are set to gather in London for the bash
- Denmark’s Crown Princess Frederik and Crown Princess Mary will be attending
- A question mark hangs over attendance of Norwegian and Yugoslavian royals
- While Sweden’s King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia are not expected to attend
A host of European royals are set to gather in London tonight to celebrate the Prince of Wales’ landmark 70th birthday.
Despite the guest list being kept under wraps, kings, queens, princes and princesses from across the continent are expected to descend on Buckingham Palace for a glittering banquet held in Charles’ honour.
The guest list is shaping up to be suitably gilded, with a spate of royals set to hobnob with the likes of William, Kate, Harry and Meghan tonight.
Denmark’s royal household has confirmed to MailOnline that Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik will be attending on behalf of the Danish royal family.
And in a stellar turnout for the Norwegian royals, King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit will all be at Charles’ birthday bash, they announced this week.
The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg will also be attending, along with Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Mathilde.
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The Prince of Wales, pictured in Ghana last week, will receive a host of European royals for his birthday tonight. It was revealed in September that invitations had already been sent out
IN: Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik (pictured in Copenhagen in May) will be attending the Prince of Wales’ 70th birthday party at Buckingham Palace next week behalf of the Danish royal family, they recently announced
IN: The Yugoslavian Royal Court has indicated that the royal family have received an invitation, although they did not reveal whether they would be attending (Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine pictured in Stockholm in 2010)
IN: Norway’s Queen Sonja and King Harald (pictured in Oslo in May 2017) as well as Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit will also be there, they announced this week
The Serbian Royal Court has indicated that the royal family have received an invitation but did not reveal whether or not they would be attending.
Incidentally, Crown Princess Katherine of Yugoslavia also celebrated her birthday this week, turning 75 on Tuesday.
Royal Central reports that the Swedish royals – King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel – will not be attending due to a prior engagement.
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Sweden’s most senior royals are hosting a state visit from Italian President Sergio Mattarella between 12 and 15 November.
Tonight’s soirée will see hundreds of guests enjoy a reception followed by a lavish dinner, most likely in Buckingham Palace’s opulent state rooms, with details kept strictly under wraps ahead of the big night.
OUT: The Swedish royals – King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia (pictured here in May 2018), and Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel – will not be attending due to a prior commitment
OUT: Spain’s King Felipe VI (pictured with his wife, Queen Letizia in Madrid, November 2017) is embarking on a three-day visit to Guatemala today, meaning the royal household is unlikely to be making an appearance at Charles’ birthday bash tonight
OUT: The Dutch royals are also unlikely to join the celebrations tonight after Queen Máxima (pictured with King Willem-Alexander in Luxembourg) was spotted carrying out engagements in The Hague on Wednesday morning
It was revealed in September that invitations had already been sent out by the Queen, who is hosting the celebrations and is set to deliver a short speech.
As personal friends of Charles and Camilla, it is thought to be ‘highly likely’ that Norway’s royal couple will attend.
Spain’s King Felipe VI is visiting Guatemala today, meaning the royal household is unlikely to be making an appearance tonight.
The Dutch royals recently travelled to London for an official state visit to the UK, but are also unlikely to join the celebrations tonight after Queen Máxima was spotted carrying out engagements in The Hague on Wednesday morning.
MailOnline has contacted Buckingham Palace and the Spanish Royal Household for comment.
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