Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis’ confirmed to have prominent roles at King Charles III’s coronation

The Wales children’s public appearances are not usually confirmed in advance

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Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis will join their older brother Prince George for a prominent role at their grandfather King Charles III's coronation this May, it has been reported. 

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and their younger brother Prince Louis were always expected to play a prominent role in their grandfather, King Charles III's coronation celebrations, though their exact involvement in the day had not been revealed - until now. 

It was previously reported that the oldest Wales child and heir to the throne, Prince George, would play a "significant" role on the day as Charles planned to highlight the royal line of succession, but the new reports, much to royal fans' delight, now share that all three of the Prince and Princess of Wales' children will take part in the proceedings.

As well as Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis will, according to reports in The Times, take part in the coronation procession from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace on 6 May. They report that Charlotte and Louis will accompany George, Prince William and Kate Middleton as they follow behind the newly crowned King and Queen Consort Camilla as they leave the abbey after the service.

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The children and their parents will travel in a carriage behind Charles and Camilla who will be in the stunning Golden State Coach as they return to Buckingham Palace.

As for their exact roles during the service, it is shared by The Times that Prince William and 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 be able to play on the day. 

And it's understood that Prince George's Coronation role is causing 'arguments'.

This apprehension is understandable due to their age. The youngsters' attendance at public events is not normally confirmed in advance, particularly for Louis, because their behaviour is unpredictable and they don't wish to put pressure on them when stepping into the public eye. 

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Queen Consort Camilla's own grandchildren have also been confirmed to play a role in a move that has divided public opinion. With the King's own grandchildren unsure of their position in the celebrations, the Sunday Times has reported that Camilla's grandchildren will hold a canopy over the Queen Consort as she is anointed with holy oil - a very special honour. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilbet, have still reportedly “not yet” been invited to the event, with Palace officials saying their attendance will be discussed once their parents have decided if they will travel over for the service. 

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Charlie Elizabeth Culverhouse is a news writer for Goodtoknow, specialising in family content. She began her freelance journalism career after graduating from Nottingham Trent University with an MA in Magazine Journalism, receiving an NCTJ diploma, and earning a First Class BA (Hons) in Journalism at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute. She has also worked with BBC Good Food and The Independent.