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In pictures: Asian royals, leaders attend King Charles' coronation

Thai king, Japanese prince and Philippines' Marcos among guests at crowning

Britain's King Charles III and Queen Camilla wave to the crowds from the balcony of Buckingham Palace after their coronation ceremony in London on May 6.   © AP

LONDON -- The coronation of Britain's King Charles III on Saturday drew Asian royalty from Thailand to Tonga, and heads of government from across the region as traditions going back more than a millennium were reenacted for the first time in 70 years.

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida joined Japan's Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko among the hundreds of dignitaries invited to the events in London.

Guests attended the coronation at Westminster Abbey as well as a reception on Friday.

Here are some of the guests who attended the two days of events.

Correction: The initial version of this article included a photograph that incorrectly identified the king and queen of Malaysia.

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and partner Jodie Haydon.   © Reuters


Samoa's Afioga Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II, first row, far left, and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh, second row, third from left, join other Commonwealth leaders for a meeting with King Charles. (Pool via Reuters)


Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema.   © Reuters


Brunei's head of state, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, right, and Prince Abdul Mateen.   © Reuters


Han Zheng, China's vice president, center. (Pool via Reuters)


Indian Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar talks with King Charles. (Photo courtesy of the vice president's office)


Crown Prince Akishino of Japan and Crown Princess Kiko. (Photo by Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs)


New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins. (Pool via Reuters)


Yang di Pertuan Agong and Raja Permaisuri Agong, the monarchs of Malaysia.   © AP


Philippines' President Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos and his wife Louise Marcos. (Pool via Reuters)


Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida.   © Reuters




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