Coronation guest list: The biggest names attending, from Michelle O'Neill to Prince Harry

Watch: Sinn Fein's Michelle O'Neill to attend the coronation of King Charles

About 2,000 people are set to attend King Charles's coronation with the guest list including members of the Royal Family, heads of states and even a smattering of celebrities.

Sinn Fein's Michelle O'Neill is among the politicians attending the event on 6 May, with the first minister-designate of Northern Ireland saying the gesture demonstrated her commitment to advancing peace and reconciliation.

This is a hugely significant move because Sinn Fein is an Irish republican party which seeks the unification of Northern Ireland with the Republic and to remove any British authority in the region — including the monarchy.

 Michelle O'Neill delivers remarks during an event at the National Press
Sinn Féin vice-president Michelle O'Neill, photographed in March, will be attending King Charles's coronation on 6 May. (Getty Images)

In a statement, O’Neill said: "I am an Irish Republican. I also recognise there are many people on our island for whom the coronation is a hugely important occasion".

She added that she is committed to "being a first minister for all, representing the whole community, building good relations between the people of these islands, and advancing peace and reconciliation through respectful and mature engagement".

The announcement of O'Neill's attendance comes at a time when the terror threat in Northern Ireland has been raised to "severe" from "substantial".

With tensions high in the region, O'Neill's move reflects the soft diplomacy we have seen previously from the late Queen to also try and encourage peace.

In 2011, Queen Elizabeth II spoke Irish during a state visit and the following year shook hands with deputy first minister, Martin McGuinness — who was formally IRA commander — in what was seen as a historic gesture that once would have been inconceivable.

Who is attending King Charles's coronation?

Members of the Royal Family

Most members of the Royal Family are expected to attend the King’s coronation, but the biggest question was whether the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would attend after Prince Harry’s book Spare caused ripples among royal circles.

This was clarified in April when it was revealed Harry would attend his father’s coronation while Meghan would stay in California with their two children, Archie and Lilibet. The date of the coronation also marks Archie’s fourth birthday.

Prince Harry arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice on March 30, 2023
Prince Harry will be attending the King's coronation, whilst his wife Meghan stays home in California with their two children. (Getty Images)

Royal Family members attending the King’s coronation include:

  • William and Kate, the Prince and Princess of Wales

  • Their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis of Wales

  • Prince Harry

  • Princess Anne and her husband, Sir Timothy Laurence

  • Peter Phillips

  • Zara and Mike Tindall

  • Prince Andrew

  • Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

  • Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank

  • Prince Edward, Duke of Edinburgh and his wife Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh

  • Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, Prince Edward's daughter

  • James, Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward's son

The Queen Consort's family

Camilla will become Queen during the coronation. As she married the King in 2005, she has adult children of her own and other members of her family who will be at the coronation.

Members of Queen Camilla’s family to expect at the coronation:

  • Andrew Parker Bowles (Camilla’s ex-husband)

  • Thomas, Lola, and Frederick Parker Bowles (Camilla’s son and grandchildren)

  • Laura, Harry, Eliza, Louis, and Gus Lopes (Camilla’s daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren)

  • Annabel Elliot (Camilla’s sister)

  • Benjamin, Mary-Clare, and Arthur Elliot (Camilla’s nephew, niece-in-law, and great-nephew)

Frederick Parker Bowles, Louis Lopes, Gus Lopes, and Arthur Elliot will serve as the Queen's pages of honour, while Camilla’s sister will serve as one of her ladies in attendance.

British politicians

All living former British prime ministers will be in attendance at the King’s coronation, from Sir John Major to Rishi Sunak. Current serving members of the cabinet will also be in attendance, as will the first ministers of Scotland and Wales.

Past and present British politicians who will attend the King’s coronation:

  • Rishi Sunak

  • Liz Truss (September - October 2022)

  • Boris Johnson (2019 - 2022)

  • Theresa May (2016 - 2019)

  • David Cameron (2010 - 2016)

  • Gordon Brown (2007 - 2010)

  • Sir Tony Blair (1997 - 2007)

  • Sir John Major (1990 - 1997)

  • Humza Yousaf (first minister of Scotland)

  • Mark Drakeford (first minister of Wales)

  • Michelle O'Neill (Sinn Féin’s vice-president)


David and Victoria Beckham, Rowan Atkinson, Stella McCartney and Dame Joanna Lumley are all rumoured to be attending the King’s coronation.

Victoria Beckham and David Beckham attend the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle
Victoria and David Beckham, seen here at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, are set to attend the King's coronation in May. (Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie have been named as headline acts alongside Take That and Andrea Bocelli at the coronation concert that will take place on Sunday 7 May.

Celebrities expected to attend the King’s coronation:

  • Katy Perry

  • Lionel Richie

  • Bear Grylls

  • David and Victoria Beckham

  • Stella McCartney

  • Rowan Atkinson

  • Dame Joanna Lumley

Foreign royals

Royals from across the world are expected to attend the King’s coronation, from the Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark, to Japan’s Crown Prince and Princess.

Foreign royals expected to attend the King’s coronation:

  • King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians

  • Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

  • Crown Prince Fumihito and Crown Princess Kiko of Japan

  • King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan

  • Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg

  • Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco

  • King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands

  • Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway

  • King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain

  • King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

Royals from countries such as the UAE, Bhutan, Tonga, Morocco, and Lesotho have also been invited, but their attendance hasn’t yet been confirmed.

 Crown Prince Fumihito and Crown Princess Kiko of Akishino are seen prior to the rugby world cup
Crown Prince Fumihito and Crown Princess Kiko of Japan are also scheduled to attend King Charles's coronation. (Getty Images)

Foreign politicians

Politicians and heads of states from around the world are expected to attend the coronation, from both Commonwealth and non-Commonwealth nations.

The heads of state expected to attend the King’s coronation are:

  • First lady of the United States, Jill Biden (in place of US president Joe Biden)

  • President of France, Emmanuel Macron

  • President of Poland, Andrzej Duda

  • Prime minister of New Zealand, Chris Hipkins

  • Prime minister of Australia, Anthony Albanese

  • President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier

  • President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella

  • Prime minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif

  • President and first lady of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Louise Araneta-Marcos

  • Prime minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina

  • President of Cyprus, Nikos Christodoulides

  • Governor-general of Canada, Mary Simon