Prince Louis could be saved from this 'terrifying' coronation experience as it's revealed tradition could be scrapped

Prince Louis could breathe a sigh of relief if this coronation tradition is cancelled at the last minute

Prince Louis could be saved
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Prince Louis could be saved from this 'terrifying' coronation experience as it's been revealed it could be scrapped at the last minute.

Prince Louis could be saved from experiencing the terrifying noise of 60 aircrafts that are due to take to the skies over Buckingham Palace for the Kings' coronation.

The Wales youngster, who recently celebrated his fifth birthday with a portrait, is expected to join other members of the royal family on the balcony at Buckingham Palace to watch the historic tradition.

But with grey cloud and bursts of rain forecast in the weather for Saturday, the flypast is at risk of being cancelled. You could try one of these London coronation events for kids instead.

Prince Louis and Queen Elizabeth II on Buckingham Palace balcony at Queen's Platinum Jubilee

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The King's coronation is costing in the region of $123m (£100m) and features a coronation concert, with the whole thing being streamed on TV.

But it's understood that officials at the RAF and Ministry of Defence (MoD) are in talks with the palace over the finale of the coronation parade.

It comes after reported that Prince Louis isn't going to like the coronation tradition.

Prince Louis wasn't particularly fond of the noise last year as he covered his ears with his hands when he joined his family and the late Queen Elizabeth II on the balcony to watch the flypast to mark the Platinum Jubilee.

Prince Louis could be saved

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According to the Telegraph, the RAF will assess the forecast until the last minute and only make a decision about cancelling the event an hour or two before the scheduled 2.30pm flypast.

Simon Partridge, a Met Office forecaster, told the publication that weather conditions were 'not ideal' for the coronation and that rain was likely by Saturday lunchtime.

"Since the last coronation had rain as well, I guess it is tradition," he said.

"For Saturday itself, it should be quite warm - 17 or 18C, so it will be warm but it's certainly a fairly humid feel. 

"There will be some rain which will start off across south-west England but it will travel eastwards through the morning."

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!)