Prince George to lead young royals in procession at King Charles' Coronation - but no role for Meghan or Harry

Prince George coronation

Prince George is set to play a starring role in King Charles' Coronation

Royal Family
Richard Jeffries

By Richard Jeffries

Published: 18/03/2023

- 10:53

Updated: 22/03/2023

- 10:40

The Prince and Princess of Wales’ three children are all expected to take part in the historic event which will be televised around the world

Prince George is set to lead the young members of the Royal Family in a historic procession from Westminster Abbey which will follow the King’s coronation on May 6.

George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are likely to accompany the King and Queen Consort as they leave the Abbey after the service.

The children are expected to join their parents in a carriage behind Charles and Camilla who will travel in the Golden State Coach as they return to Buckingham Palace.

But there will be no role for Meghan Markle or her husband Prince Harry in the landmark state occasion.

The royal children delighted crowds when they showcased their royal waves as they celebrated their great-grandmother the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee last year.

They made an appearance on the palace balcony for the flypast which prompted some comical reactions from Louis who held his hands over his ears, probably due to the roar of the aircraft overhead.

Louis also shared a sweet moment with his grandpa when he sat on Charles’ lap during the Jubilee Pageant as the parade passed by the royal box on the final day of the celebrations.

It comes as the Times newspaper claimed Harry and Meghan’s children Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet had not yet even been invited to the Coronation.

The date of the coronation will be Archie’s fourth birthday while Lilibet does not turn two until June 4.

Prince Louis coronation

Prince Louis is also set to play a huge role in his grandfather's Coronation


George will be nine and Louis will be five while Charlotte will turn eight just four days before the coronation.

George, who is second in line to the throne, and Charlotte attended their great grandmother the Queen’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey in September.

Meghan Markle Coronation

Harry and Meghan Markle will not be involved


Prince Louis was not present and is thought to have been considered too young to attend the service with his parents William and Kate.

It is understood the Prince and Princess of Wales are still considering what wider roles George, Charlotte and Louis might play on the day of their grandfather's official ascent to the throne.

The children’s attendance at public events is not normally confirmed in advance, particularly for Louis because of his age.

Kensington Palace declined to comment.

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