More than 2,200 guests to attend King Charles’ coronation at Westminster Abbey

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More than 2,200 people will attend the coronation of Britain’s King Charles, Buckingham Palace said on Monday, including international representatives from 203 countries as well as community and charity workers.

The congregation at London’s Westminster Abbey on Saturday, May 6, will also comprise Nobel Prize winners, religious representatives, and heads of state and foreign ministers, the palace said in a statement.

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In addition to those guests, 400 young people representing charitable organizations will be able to watch the coronation service and processions from inside St Margaret’s Church, next to the Abbey, the statement said.

The palace has been steadily releasing details of Charles’ coronation, which is set to be smaller in scale than that of his mother Queen Elizabeth in 1953 but still replete with pomp and pageantry, reflecting traditions dating back 1,000 years.

More than 8,200 guests attended Queen Elizabeth’s coronation ceremony, which also took place at Westminster Abbey, according to the royal family’s website. Elizabeth died last September aged 96.

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