Prince Louis confirmed for King Charles’s Coronation along with George and Charlotte

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Prince Louis, who will turn five just days before the Coronation of King Charles, is joining the carriage procession in a first for the young royal.

Prince Louis covering his ears with his hands

Prince Louis is reportedly going to attend the Coronation (Image: PA)

The Wales family would follow behind the Gold State Coach taking the newly-crowned King Charles and Queen Camilla to Buckingham Palace, the plan seen by The Times said.

The leaked plans show the procession will be a third of the size of the one that followed the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in June 1953.

Only working members of the Firm and George, Charlotte and Louis will be involved in the procession, the plans suggested.

Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee 2022 - Trooping The Colour

Prince Louis first joined a carriage procession in June (Image: Getty)

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Prince Louis will reportedly join his siblings and parents on a carriage procession on May 6 (Image: Getty)

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Besides the King and Queen and the five members of the Wales family, the only other royals mentioned in the procession plans are Princess Anne and her husband Sir Timothy Laurence – who, despite not being a senior royal, often accompanies her to engagements – the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra.

Prince Andrew, who stepped back from public duties in November 2019, and his daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, who never took on the role of working members of the Firm, will be seemingly excluded from the procession.

Similarly, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are not named in the plan regarding the procession.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who bowed out of the Firm as its working members in the spring of 2020, confirmed in late February they had received via email an invite to the historic event but did not share whether they intended to travel back to the UK for it.

Nevertheless, officials are reportedly planning the seating arrangements at the service expecting a positive answer from the Sussexes.

Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh in the State Coach, The Coronation, 2nd June 1953.

The Queen used the Gold State Coach on the day of her Coronation in 1953 (Image: Getty)

Coronation day will see two major carriage processions – first, the King’s Procession, which will see the King and Queen on their way to Westminster Abbey with their carriage reportedly flanked by representatives of the armed forces from each realm still recognising the British monarch as their head of state.

This procession will also see the regalia to be used during the service, including St Edward’s Crown, taken into the abbey.

Prince Louis’s attendance at the Coronation service and at the following procession comes after the four-year-old made his debut at a high-profile state event in June last year.

The child joined his siblings, Camilla and Kate in a carriage going through the Mall ahead of Trooping the Colour.

He later joined the late Elizabeth II and other working royals on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch the RAF flypast.

The State Funeral Of Queen Elizabeth II

Princess Charlotte and Prince George joined the Queen’s funeral procession (Image: Getty)

The boy did not join George and Charlotte in September, when they attended the funeral service of their great-grandmother at Westminster Abbey, watched the coffin being transferred at Wellington Arch from the gun carriage to the royal hearse, and were present at the following committal service at Windsor Castle.

While the presence of Louis at the Coronation may come as a surprise to some, nine-year-old George – who is second-in-line to the throne – has been widely rumoured to not only be at the event but also to be playing a role.

However, this decision is reportedly creating some concern for Kate and Prince William.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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