Coronation of King Charles III: These family members matter

At the coronation of King Charles III.

Coronation of King Charles III: These family members matter

At the coronation of King Charles III. (74) and his wife Camilla (75) on May 6th in London's Westminster Abbey, several royals will have important tasks. The eyes should mainly be on the young Prince George (9). He plays an important role in the ceremony at the age of nine.

In early April, the royal family announced that Prince George would be a page boy at the coronation of the king and queen. The eldest son of Prince William (40) and Princess Kate (41) is one of eight page honours, who are present during the coronation service. "The pages will be part of the procession through the nave of Westminster Abbey," the royal family said. According to British media reports, one of George's duties during the ceremony could then be to carry his grandfather's robes and provide other assistance. There should already have been some samples.

According to The Times, Princess Charlotte (7) and Prince Louis (5) are also expected to attend the king's coronation procession at Westminster Abbey. Prince George's little siblings will become the youngest royals when they join Charles and Camilla at the end of the ceremony and leave Westminster Abbey with them. After the coronation, all three of William and Kate's children are also believed to be seen on the balcony of Buckingham Palace as the new monarch waves to the people.

Prince William is the heir to the throne and will play a significant role at the coronation alongside Charles and Camilla. As the "Sunday Times" reported, William should kneel during the service and swear allegiance to Charles. William will also touch the Edwardian crown with which his father is crowned and kiss the monarch on the right cheek at the ceremony. After the service, the 40-year-old will take part in the procession back to Buckingham Palace and appear on the residence's balcony with key members of his family.

Prince William's wife, Princess Kate, will also be seen at the carriage procession and on the balcony. She will probably be able to watch the coronation service from a prominent position.

Charles' sister, Princess Anne (72), takes over the position of the prestigious "Gold Stick-in-Waiting" for the procession, as reported by the British "Mirror". This role is traditionally given to a trusted person. The king wanted to use it to honor his sister for her years of unwavering loyalty, it is said. As His Majesty's "personal aide-de-camp", the Princess will be seen behind the carriage of King Charles III on May 6th. and Queen Camilla on horseback after being crowned at Westminster Abbey. As the royal couple travel back to Buckingham Palace in the "Golden State" carriage, Anne leads the procession with 6,000 military personnel.

Prince Harry (38), the king's younger son, resigned from his duties as a senior royal in 2020 and moved to the United States with his wife Duchess Meghan (41). To crown it all, he travels to London alone. In Westminster Abbey he could then sit "ten rows behind" the other royals, as an insider told the "Sun".

According to British media reports, Prince Andrew (63) will also be present at his older brother's coronation. As he is not a working royal, he is likely to be absent from the Buckingham Palace balcony. The Duke of York stepped down from royal duties in 2019 over his ties to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein (1953-2019). Since then he has rarely been seen in public, but most recently appeared at the Easter service at Windsor Castle with Charles and other senior royals.