King Charles III (74) enjoying the last moments before his coronation to the fullest! In a few hours the time has finally come: The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II (✝96) will be officially appointed British monarch. But there will be no place at Westminster Abbey for some foreign royals and friends of the royal family at the weekend. Therefore, the monarch held an additional coronation party. It was now clear how much fun Charles had with it…

As the current pictures show, the 74-year-old is enjoying the reception at Buckingham Palace to the fullest: Together with his son William (40) and his wife Kate (41), the incumbent head of state welcomed Queen Letizia of Spain (50), Joe Biden’s (80) wife Jill (71) and the wife of the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (45), Olena Zelenska. Meanwhile, Charles couldn’t stop grinning.

But also the Dutch King Willem-Alexander (56) and his wife Queen Máxima (51), as well as the former Queen Beatrix (85) should take part in the small party. “Essentially all the coronation guests that Her Majesty intended to invite to the ceremony but cannot be there due to the limited seating capacity at Westminster Abbey will be there.”explained the palace.