Prince Louis confirmed for King Charles’s Coronation along with George and Charlotte
Prince Louis will attend the Coronation of King Charles on May 6, alongside his elder brother Prince George and sister Princess Charlotte, it has been claimed. And, according to Coronation rehearsal plans, the three children will also join the Prince and Princess of Wales in the carriage procession heading from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace following the service.
Kensington Palace has not yet confirmed the presence of Kate and Prince William‘s children at the event, but documents show George, Charlotte and Louis are expected to hop on a carriage alongside their parents after processing out of the London abbey.
The Wales family would follow behind the Gold State Coach taking the newly-crowned King Charles and Queen Camilla to Buckingham Palace, the plan seen by The Times said.
The leaked plans suggested the procession will be a third of the size of the one that followed the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in June 1953.
Only working members of the Firm and George, Charlotte and Louis will be involved in the procession, the plans suggested.
Beside the King and Queen and the five members of the Wales family, the only other royals mentioned in the procession plans are Princess Anne and her husband Sir Timothy Laurence – who, despite not being a senior royal, often accompanies her to engagements – the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra.
Prince Andrew, who stepped back from public duties in November 2019, and his daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, who never took on the role of working members of the Firm, will be seemingly excluded from the procession.
Similarly, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are not named, despite officials reportedly planning the seating arrangements at the service as if they had already confirmed their attendance.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who bowed out of the Firm as its working members in the spring of 2020, confirmed in late February they had received via email an invite to the historic event, but did not share whether they intended to travel back to the UK for it.
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