Kate spotted arriving at historic first reception as Princess of Wales

Attendees include French President Emmanuel Macron, US president Joe Biden and his wife, First Lady Dr Jill Biden.

Altogether, 200 to 250 world leaders will attend tonight, making up roughly half of the 500 people in total amassed in the palace’s main state rooms.

Prince William and Princess Kate’s presence will garner extra weight tonight, as they received new titles just over a week ago.

The new sovereign announced on September 9 his decision to see William become Prince of Wales.