On May 6, it has been reported that Princess Charlotte and her younger brother Prince Louis will participate in their grandfather, King Charles III’s coronation procession from Westminster Abbey.
All three of the Prince and Princess of Wales’ children will participate in the events, contrary to earlier reports that their older brother, Prince George, would have a “significant” role that day. After the service, Charlotte and Louis will leave the abbey with George and the King and Queen Consort Camilla, according to the Times.
As Charles and Camilla make their way back to Buckingham Palace in the Golden State Coach, the kids are anticipated to follow in a carriage behind them.
According to reports, Prince William and Princess Catherine are still debating the potential roles that George, Charlotte and Louis, might play on the day of the coronation. Charlotte will turn eight four days before the event. Louis’ attendance at public events is typically not confirmed in advance, especially given his young age.
In September, George, who is second in line to the throne, and Charlotte attended the state funeral of their great-grandmother, the Queen, at Westminster Abbey.
Thought to have been deemed too young to attend the service with his parents Prince William and Princess Catherine, Prince Louis was not present.
This would be a departure from royal custom, which is for the young heirs to observe the ceremony but not participate. In 1953 King Charles did not participate in the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II; similarly, the Queen only observed the coronation of her father, King George VI.
The Sunday Times reported that Camilla’s own grandchildren will hold a canopy over the Queen Consort as she is anointed with holy oil, confirming their participation in the ceremony.
The Mount of Olives’ harvested olives that were expertly crafted into the oil, which was then consecrated in Jerusalem, at the Monasteries of Mary Magdalene and the Ascension.
Interestingly, Princess Alice of Greece, the paternal grandmother of King Charles, is interred at the Monastery of Mary Magdalene. In addition, the oil has special significance for the King because it was based on the coronation oil used at the coronation of his mother.