The guest list for the forthcoming coronation of King Charles III. May 6, 2023 will be longer, the plans more concrete: According to the latest information, the three children of Prince William and Princess Kate will also take part in the ceremony, as reported by the British "Times". Accordingly, George, Charlotte and Louis should accompany the king when he leaves the ceremony in Westminster Abbey together with Queen Camilla.
This puts an end to speculation about the participation of the children. It had long been clear that nine-year-old Prince George would attend the coronation, but it was not yet clear who his siblings would attend. His sister Charlotte turns eight four days before the ceremony. Louis, the youngest of the bunch, celebrates his fifth birthday on April 23rd.
Specifically, according to the rehearsal plans of the royal family, which are available to the "Times", it is planned that the children and their parents should drive behind the royal couple in a carriage after the ceremony. However, Kensington Palace has not yet officially commented on this.
They are probably the youngest royal participants in a coronation procession in Great Britain. King Charles III sat in the hall at the coronation of his mother Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, but at the age of four did not take part in the subsequent procession.
From the plans for the coronation of King Charles III. It is also clear that the royal family expects neither Prince Harry and Meghan nor Prince Andrew to be present at the procession. Accordingly, the children of Harry and Meghan have not yet been invited to the coronation.
Overall, the coronation procession is said to be shorter and more modest than that of Queen Elizabeth II, although the exact route has not yet been announced. More than 4,000 military personnel are expected, along with ten marching bands and representatives from the 56 Commonwealth States.