Former Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has arrived at the coronation of King Charles, in a stunning dress by Australian designer Zimmermann.
The cream coloured floor-length dress, reported to be worth $2,200, was adorned in cream flowers, with the former Liberal MP paring it with a cream-coloured hat and Christian Dior bag.
Bishop snapped a selfie with Lionel Richie, whom she was seated next to inside Westminster Abbey.
“And I take my seat at the coronation next to Lionel Richie, Prince’s Trust Global Ambassador,” she shared to her 107,000 Instagram followers.
The former Australian politician is one of 14 notable Australians invited to the coronation, which includes musician Nick Cave and footballer Sam Kerr.
“I’m excited about attending today the coronation of their Majesties,” Bishop said outside Westminster Abbey.
“I chair the Prince’s Trust in Australia and it’s also a wonderful opportunity to highlight the great work of King Charles around the world in two countries with employment and education So, it’s an amazing opportunity.”
Earlier, she revealed that her plus one for the coronation is Tayla Green-Aldridge, a proud young Wiradjuri and Yuin woman from NSW who had recently graduationed the Prince’s Trust ‘Get Into Maritime’ employment program.
The coronation marks a historic day for the United Kingdom, with more than 2,000 celebrities, royals, politicians and foreign dignitaries invited to witness the occasion.
Most of the royal family — including Prince William, Kate Middleton, their children, and Prince Harry, Kate Middleton — will be in attendance. However, Harry’s wife Meghan Markle has chosen to stay at home in the United States.