in attendance

formal
1) present somewhere, often at an important or official event

The Duke of York will be in attendance at tonight's gala concert.

2) staying or travelling with someone in order to serve or look after them
in attendance on:

The two ladies in attendance on the Queen were sitting in a corner talking quietly.


English dictionary. 2014.

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