Kate Middleton and Prince William to 'cut short' coronation prep so Princess Charlotte's special day isn't forgotten

Princess Charlotte's birthday is just around the corner

Kate Middleton and Prince William to 'cut short' coronation prep
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Kate Middleton and Prince William are planning to 'cut short' some of their King's coronation rehearsals so that their daughter Princess Charlotte doesn't miss out on her special day.

Kate Middleton and Prince William are expected to 'cut short' their coronation preparation plans in order to celebrate Princess Charlotte's eighth birthday.

The Wales youngster turns eight on May 2nd, just days before King Charles' coronation is held at a reported cost of over £100 million.

Preparations for the big historical event have already taken place with troops having departed Buckingham Palace in the early hours of the morning and followed the procession route in preparation for His Majesty's coronation.

And while Prince Harry is attending the celebration alone, he's expected to cut short his visit to attend his son Prince Archie's 4th birthday party.

According to OK! Princess Charlotte's birthday clashes with rehearsals for the King's Coronation between May 2-5th in the ballroom of Buckingham Palace.

As a result, Kate and William are due to cut short their first practice session so that their daughter Princess Charlotte's birthday is not overlooked.

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis attend Easter Sunday church service

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A source told the publication, "William and Kate are very aware that it’s Princess Charlotte’s birthday on May 2 and don’t want it to get buried in coronation hype. They have ensured that Charlotte’s birthday will be celebrated properly during coronation week."

"Charlotte will be at school at Lambrook on that Tuesday so the plan is to collect her at the usual time and drive back to Windsor for a small party with her friends at Adelaide Cottage. It might even be a surprise party because staff have been told to keep it quiet."

It's expected that Kate is busy planning kids party ideas and also the possibility of releasing another birthday snap of Charlotte.

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis meet head of Lambrook school

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And Princess Charlotte's classmates won't miss out on coronation fun as it's also understood that the school has an exeat day on Friday, May 5th which means boarders and day pupils can leave early for coronation weekend.

However Prince Archie is set to miss out on a rare royal coronation honor of his own.

The insider added, "The Wales family will head to London on Friday afternoon to prepare for coronation weekend in London. They are all very excited about it."

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)