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Foreign royals turn up for pre-wedding dinner

Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria, right, and her husband, Prince Daniel, arrive at a pre-royal gala dinner on April 28, 2011, in London. AP Photo

(CBS) Royals from near and far were out in full force in London Thursday night for a pre-wedding gala dinner, hosted by Queen Elizabeth II's cousin, Lady Elizabeth Anson.

The event, held at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Hyde Park, attracted dignitaries from across Europe and the Middle East, as well as members of the British royal family.

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Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, dressed in a scarlet red gown, arrived with her husband Prince Daniel for the official engagement celebrating Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding.

A few Spanish royals were also in attendance, including Prince Felipe and wife Princess Letizia.

All four of the Queen's children attended the event, but Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, stayed only for the drinks reception.

The two were due to dine with Prince William and Prince Harry at their official London residence, Clarence House.

Other dignitaries on the guest list include Prince Albert II of Monaco with fiancee Charlene Wittstock, Sheikh Ahmad Hmoud Al-Sabah of Kuwait, Prince Pavlos and Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, Queen Margarethe of Denmark, Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah, Serbia's Crown Prince Alexander and Princess Katherine, the Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg, and Norway's King Harald and Queen Sonia.

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