Akshata Murty, Queen Letizia and Jill Biden lead stylish Coronation arrivals
Guests have flocked into Westminster Abbey this morning, ahead of King Charles III’s Coronation.
Two thousand guests are set to gather, and a host of British and international leaders and stars have been spotted as they take their seats.
Early to arrive, just before 8:30am, were Dame Emma Thompson and Nick Cave, the former in a £1,800 Emilia Wickstead coat, the later in typical vampiric style, with black slicked back tresses.
Next, Katy Perry turned heads in a candy-floss pink Vivienne Westwood look, which looked to pay homage to her Califorina Gurls music video, before world leaders began making their way.
Jill Biden, First Lady of the United States, opted for a powder blue power suit, with matching gloves and ribbonned headpiece nestled in blonde hair. It comes after her shocking hot pink statement as she met with the UK Prime Minster’s wife Akshata Murty at No.10 Downing Street yesterday.
First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska, wife of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, made an inspiring appearance alongside Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal in a monochromatic, pale-teal look. Her smart overcoat featured smart side pleats, worn over a coordinating slip dress and finished with drop pearl jewellery and white heels.
Also making there way into proceedings was Dame Joanna Lumley, who is infamously fond of the royal family, and looked thrilled to be in attendance wearing her 60s style navy dress with a contrast white collar and white bowler hat.
Dubbed the Kate Middleton of Spain, Queen Letizia did not dissapoint in a hot pink skirt suit with wide brimmed hat as she made her way into the Abbey with husband, King Felipe. Queen Rania, who arrived with King Abdullah II of Jordan, looked similarly chic in a pale yellow frock, not of a dissimilar shade to that chosen by Pippa Middleton, Catherine, Princess of Wales’ sister.
Zara Phillips looked smart in pale blue, which looks to have been the most popular colourchoice of the day, while the likes of Samantha Cameron and Theresa May were more adventurous, adding shots of red and orange, respectively.
Meanwhile Akshata Murty, wife of Rishi Sunak, wore a £945 blue dress by Claire Mischevani, the British based designer who says “making women look and feel amazing is one of the main reasons why I truly love what I do”.
Scroll the gallery above for the best dressed arrivals at King Charles III’s Coronation