President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been invited to the coronation of King Charles III in the United Kingdom, Brazil’s presidential office told The Brazilian Report on Tuesday. The Brazilian Embassy in London received the invitation.
As we reported in today’s Brazil Daily newsletter, Lula had a telephone conversation on Monday with King Charles, but the statement issued by Brazil’s Foreign Affairs Ministry made no mention of Lula being invited to the British King’s coronation on May 6.
The presidential office added that the invitation is being handled “through diplomatic means,” without confirming whether Lula intends to attend or not.
The British Embassy in Brasília did not reply to a request for comment.
Since taking office, Lula has outlined an ambitious diplomatic agenda full of international trips. He visited Argentina and Uruguay in January, and met with U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House in February. The presidential office has also announced that Lula will travel to China in late March.
In a meeting of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) in Buenos Aires, Lula obtained an endorsement from the region for the Amazonian city of Belém to host the UN Climate Change Conference (COP) in 2025. Before that, Brazil will host the G20 conference in 2024.