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Which royal children will attend King Charles III's coronation?

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are expected to have a significant role


Prince George of Wales, Prince Louis of Wales and Princess Charlotte of Wales ride in a carriage during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 02, 2022 in London, England.
Georgia Brown
Senior Lifestyle & Fashion Writer
8 April 2023
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It's only a matter of weeks until the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla, with preparations for the momentous day well underway ahead of Saturday 6 May.

While some royal fans are eagerly awaiting the outfit reveals of royalty's best dressed, others can't wait to see the royal children have their next moment in the spotlight - but which young royals will be attending?

Prince Louis memorably dominated headlines with his cheeky antics at the late Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June last year, while Prince George and Princess Charlotte's impeccable behaviour at their great-grandmother's funeral in September caught the attention of fans around the world.  Luckily, Prince William and Princess Kate's children are well versed in being front-and-centre of the royal spotlight. Relive the joyous moment they were part of the procession at the late Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June last year in the clip below… 

WATCH: Princess Charlotte's cheeky moment with little brother Prince Louis

While the Wales children are expected to attend the coronation celebrations, can the same be said for the likes of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's children, Mike and Zara Tindall's daughters and the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh's teenage children Lady Louise Windsor and James Viscount Severn? 

Here's everything we know about which royal children we can expect to see at the coronation… 

Are children allowed to attend the coronation of a sovereign?

There is no strict rule dictating whether or not children are allowed to be present at the coronation of a sovereign. The late Queen Elizabeth II had only recently become a mother to Prince Charles and Princess Anne at the time of her coronation back in 1953.

While Anne was deemed too young to attend the ceremony, her older brother Charles, who was four at the time, did witness his mother's coronation. Both young royals made a surprise appearance on the balcony at Buckingham Palace, delighting royal onlookers as they waved to the crowds.

DONT MISS: 10 photos of royal children acting cheeky on the Buckingham Palace balcony

Will the Prince and Princess of Wales' children be at the coronation? 

Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte in the carriage procession at Trooping the Colour during Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee on June 02, 2022 in London, England.
Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis will make an appearance at their grandfather King Charles' coronation

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are all expected to take part in the King’s coronation procession from Westminster Abbey back to Buckingham Palace. It was initially reported that only Prince George, nine, would play a "significant" role on the day, but it has since been confirmed that all three of the Prince and Princess of Wales' children will take part in the proceedings.

In a new update from Kensington Palace, Prince George has been confirmed as a page at his grandfather's coronation. All eight pages are expected to wear matching scarlet uniforms and will form part of the procession through the Nave of Westminster Abbey. 

MORE:  Is Princess Charlotte weeks away from her first tiara moment?

Prince George leaves St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle after the wedding of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England.
Prince George is set to have a significant role at King Charles III's coronation

Pages of Honour traditionally wear a knee length scarlet coat with gold trimmings over a white satin waistcoat and lace jabot — a decorative ruffle or frill falling from the collar-white breeches, white stockings and black shoes with buckles. They also carry a small ceremonial sword. 

His parents, the Prince and Princess of Wales, are understood to have thought long and hard about whether to allow him to take on an official role, owing to his tender years. 

Will the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's children be at the coronation? 

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose for a photo with their newborn baby son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on May 8, 2019.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's children are unlikey to attend the coronation events

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have not yet confirmed their attendance at the coronation. 

Even if the couple do decide to fly to the UK with their children, Prince Archie, three, and one-year-old Princess Lilibet, it's unlikely that their little ones will be involved in the coronation events. 

Archie and Lilibet did not make any public appearances during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations last year, with Harry and Meghan only attending the National Service of Thanksgiving. 

SEE:  Archie Harrison and Lilibet Diana's ultra-rare appearances in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's documentary 

What other children can we expect to see at the coronation? 

The Prince and Princess of Wales, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis watch the RAF flypast on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour parade on June 02, 2022 in London, England.
The Wales children are expected to make an appearance on the balcony at Buckingham Palace

There may be an appearance from younger royals during King Charles III's coronation concert on Sunday 7 May, which is likely to be a far more relaxed setting than the official ceremony at Westminster Abbey the day prior.

Princess Eugenie delighted onlookers when she brought her son August Brooksbank to enjoy the late Queen's Platinum Party at the Palace last summer. As did Zara and Mike Tindall, who brought their daughters Mia and Lena along to enjoy the celebrations. 

Princess Eugenie and her son August Brooksbank attended the Platinum Pageant
Princess Eugenie and her son August Brooksbank attended the Platinum Pageant

Lady Louise Windsor, 18, and James, Viscount Severn, 15, are also expected to make an appearance over the coronation weekend.

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