Camilla wants her teenage grandchildren to play key role in holy oil ritual at Coronation


Prince George is also set to have a key role in the Coronation ceremony alongside his father, Prince William.

Queen Consort Camilla gives a speech at Clarence House

Queen Consort Camilla’s teenage grandchildren could play a crucial role in King Charles III’s Coronation, according to sources. Camilla has allegedly indicated she would like her five grandchildren, Lola, Eliza, Freddy, Louis, and Gus, to hold the canopy over her head as she is anointed with holy oil.
The decision marks a departure from previous coronations, the role was previously carried out by duchesses and is considered one of the most sacred parts of the ceremony.

A source said: “The Queen Consort has said she does not want duchesses. She would like it to be her grandchildren. It’s a significant decision given the fact Camilla’s grandchildren have been largely shielded from the spotlight over the years.”

However, sources close to the King and Queen Consort say they are keen to get them involved to reflect their reality as a blended family and show how close they are to the teenagers.

Lola and Freddy are children of Camilla’s son Tom Parker Bowles’ while Eliza, Louis, and Gus are the children of her daughter Laura Lopes. Alongside the teenagers, the future King, Prince George is also expected to be handed a role.

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Sources suggested both William and Kate are keen for George to be involved so long as he’s not subjected to excessive scrutiny.

The source told The Times: “It sends a nice signal and is quite a bold move. It is another example of the King and Queen Consort being unafraid to shake things up a bit to reflect the realities of modern life, of which a blended family is a central element.”

Queen Consort Camilla’s popularity has risen in recent months as excitement builds ahead of the Coronation on May 6.

However, the build-up has not been without its bumpy moments with speculation over the presence of two senior royals.

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There will be a lot of focus on heir to the throne Prince William at the coronation (Image: Getty)

Despite this, it is believed that King Charles has asked the Archbishop of Canterbury to act as an intermediary between the monarch and Prince Harry.

Should Prince Harry and Meghan be invited, they are not expected to be at the forefront of the ceremony.

King Charles is due to be crowned on Saturday, May 6.


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