Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis’ coronation roles revealed

Princess Charlotte and her younger brother Prince Louis will take part in their grandfather, King Charles III’s coronation processionfrom Westminster Abbey on 6 May, it has been reported.

It was previously claimed that their older brother, Prince George, would play a “significant” role on the day, but it now means that all three of the Prince and Princess of Wales’ children will take part in the proceedings. Charlotte and Louis will accompany George and the King and Queen Consort Camilla as they leave the abbey after the service, the Times reported.

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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.

It is understood Prince William and Princess Kate are still considering what roles George, nine, Charlotte, who will turn eight four days before the coronation,and Louis, who will be five in April, might play on the day.The children’s attendance at public events is not normally confirmed in advance, particularly for Louis because of his age.

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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.

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

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All three children will take part in the coronation procession

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The move would be a break from royal tradition, in which the young heirs typically watch the ceremony, but play no part in it. King Charles played no role in the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, and likewise, the Queen only watched during the coronation of her father, King George VI.

Camilla’s own grandchildren have been confirmed to play a role, with the Sunday Times reporting that they will hold a canopy over the Queen Consort as she is anointed with holy oil.

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Charles and Camillawill be crowned in a joint ceremony on May 6

The oil – which has been consecrated in Jerusalem – has been expertly crafted using harvested olives from the Mount of Olives at the Monastery of Mary Magdalene and the Monastery of the Ascension.

Poignantly, the Monastery of Mary Magdalene is the burial place of King Charles’ paternal grandmother, Princess Alice of Greece. Beyond this, the oil carries special significance for the King given that his newly blended oil is based on the same coronation oil used at his mother’s coronation.

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