The coronation of King Charles is few days away. It will take place on May 6, and the British people will celebrate it throughout the country.
The royals will march in procession to Westminster Abbey for a customary ritual that will include an anointing with holy oil. The coronation will include not just the adult royals, but also the royal kids.
Charles and Camilla, the Queen Consort, will not be traveling alone to the Abbey, which has hosted innumerable royal weddings, liturgies, coronations, and burials throughout the years.
That portion of the coronation is reserved for senior members of the Royal Family exclusively, so even if they are in the UK for the event, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will not be there.
The same is true for other non-working royals, such as Andrew, Duke of York, and his daughters, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice.
Aside from the debate and numerous reports about Harry and Meghan’s “be or not to be” appearance at the coronation, another hotly debated topic has been Prince William’s eldest son, Prince George. According to reports, he may play a larger role during the coronation, alongside Camilla’s grandkids, who are expected to execute one of the most honorable responsibilities of the day.
The Prince and Princess of Wales, Prince William and Kate Middleton, will march in the parade with their three kids, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, as per the leaked papers.
Princess Anne and her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the new Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh (Prince Edward and his wife Sophie), the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester (Prince Richard and his wife Birgitte), and the Duke of Kent (Prince Edward) and his wife, Princess Alexander, will accompany them.
The procession will comprise 15 senior royals in all, including King Charles and Camilla.
The role Prince George will play during his grandfather’s coronation has caused “some debate.” An analyst claims that his parents are concerned about the strain on the young king.
The public is likely to view Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis at the coronation ceremony on the Buckingham Palace balcony, according to leaked plans for the coronation rehearsal.
However, while Prince George is preparing for royal life as the future king, the fact that he, at the age of nine, may play a prominent role in the coronation has sparked a feud between his parents, William and Kate.
According to royal pundit and author Tom Quinn, William and Kate are concerned that the burden on the young prince will be too much for him.
He said that he has heard from his contacts that there’s a bit of a debate going on about whether George should play a more formal role. He has heard that Kate and William are worried that it’ll be too much for him.
According to reports, William and Kate have done their utmost to provide their kids with a normal upbringing. Of course, considering that Prince George will be king one day, they must begin training him for the role now.
It is thought that William and Kate are gradually informing him about the future. According to reports, George, like his father, would certainly begin working full-time as a royal by the age of 35, if not sooner. It is critical for a future monarch to be prepared.
According to royal historian Robert Lacey, William and Kate have already informed George about his future plans.
According to Tom Quinn, they are concerned about the coronation not simply because Prince George may be too young. They’re also worried about what has occurred to previous royals, especially what William and Harry went through after the death of their mother, Princess Diana.
Prince George is not the only royal kid who has gained popularity in the public eye. Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have also had their fair share of public attention, albeit it hasn’t always been nice. The Duke said in Harry’s biography, Spare, that he worried for their future and that they would end up like him… a spare.
With the coronation nearing, considerable speculation has centred on Prince George’s likely involvement. The future king undoubtedly has more eyes on him than the other royal kids, and Charlotte and Louis will play quite different roles as they grow up.
Will Princess Charlotte ever become a working royal? According to royal analyst Richard Eden, William and Kate are growing her with the idea that she will have to work for a livelihood rather than be a full-time working royal.
While King Charles and Camilla are the two main focal points of the coronation, Princess Charlotte may be seen for the first time wearing a crown.
Royal rule states that royals cannot wear a crown until they are married; both Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle were subject to this ban. There have nevertheless been rare outliers in the past. Princess Anne, for example, donned tiaras often before her first marriage to Mark Phillips.
If allegations are accepted, Princess Charlotte may face the same fate. At the coronation, she may wear a tiara.
Expect Charlotte to wear a dainty coronet [small crown]—perhaps even the one the late Queen wore to her father’s coronation aged 10—and the two brothers to wear frock coats and breeches, historian Tessa Dunlop remarked.
Kate enjoys dressing up her kids, so opposition is unlikely. Everyone will want a photo of the three siblings in their finery with the King and Queen on the Buckingham Palace balcony after the ceremony.
Princess Charlotte will, without a doubt, continue to be in the public eye. She was recently the talk of the town again on Mother’s Day in the United Kingdom.
William and Kate used the occasion to share their children’s beautiful Mother’s Day cards from a few years ago. Princess Charlotte and her siblings chose to honor not just their mother, but also William’s late mom and grandmother, Princess Diana.
“Dear Granny Diana, I am thinking of you on mother’s day,” Charlotte wrote in her card. “I love you very much. Papa is missing you. Lots of love, Charlotte”.
Meanwhile, George wrote: “Dear granny Diana, Happy happy Mother’s Day! I love you very much and think of you always, sending lots of love from George.”
Prince Louis, who was just two years old at the time, made a cart with a heart and several animals, which he glued into a Mother’s Day card.
Princess Diana will always remain a part of the royal family’s and the public’s lives.
In 2017, Prince William discussed his mother’s death and his recollections of her. He also spoke about how he taught his kids about their late grandma.
They’ve got more photos of her up around the house now, and they talk about her a little bit. It’s difficult because, obviously, [Kate] didn’t know her, so she can’t really provide that level of detail, he said in a BBC program in 2017. William continued that he does on a regular basis, before putting George or Charlotte to bed, talk about her and just try to remind them that there are two grandmothers, that there were two grandmothers in their lives, and so it’s essential that they understand who she was and that she existed.