March 18, 2023 | 6:00
Prince William’s children are said to have a role in their grandfather King Charles’ coronation.
Prince William’s children are expected to attend the king’s coronation, according to a report.
Leaked plans show that Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis will have formal roles in the procession at Westminster Abbey on May 6, The Times reports.
The children will join King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla at the end of the ceremony, but Kensington Palace has yet to confirm the report.
Plans seen by the outlet show George, 9, Charlotte, 7, and Louis, 5, are set to join their parents, Prince William and Kate Middleton, in a carriage behind a Gold State Coach carrying the King and Queen .
It is believed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, have not been invited to attend the event.
According to leaked plans, neither the Duke and Duchess of Sussex nor Prince Andrew, Duke of York, will take part in the procession.
Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie will also sit out in the procession, the plans reveal.
Kensington Palace declined to comment.
While Buckingham Palace has remained tight-lipped about the upcoming extravaganza, it teased that the coronation will be a scaled-down affair.
The 74-year-old’s coronation will “reflect the monarch’s role today and look to the future, while being rooted in long-standing traditions and splendour,” Buckingham Palace previously said.
“The king asked for it to be more modest,” royal author Hugo Vickers told the magazine. “This is a heavily toned down procession.”
The procession is set to be a third the size of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation in 1953.
King Charles, who was just four when his late mother was crowned aged 25, only attended parts of the three-hour service and had no formal role on the big day.
Meanwhile, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – who recently received their invitations to the May ceremony – are still considering whether to make the 5,459km trip.
If they leave, the exiled royals will be met with a “cold shoulder” from senior members of the royal family, according to a report.
In January, Harry sensationally refused to commit to attending the event, saying “there’s a lot to be discussed” before he can make that decision.
“There’s a lot that can happen between now and then,” he said in an interview. “But the door is always open. The ball is in their court.”
Camilla Parker Bowles
King Charles III