The upcoming Coronation of King Charles is just around the corner, and rumors are swirling about who will have a role in the historic event.
A report has claimed that Prince George, the second-in-line to the throne, may play a more active role than his younger siblings due to his age, causing controversy among the royal family.
According to The Telegraph, Prince William and Kate, the Prince and Princess of Wales, are considering including Prince George in the ceremony and are currently mulling over what his role might be.
The young prince would have to handle the attention and pressure of being in the spotlight during the ceremony, which is expected to be watched by millions of people worldwide.
Camilla’s grandchildren role in the Coronation
But while Prince George’s possible participation in the Coronation is causing some tension, another report claims that Camilla, the Queen Consort, wants her grandchildren to hold the canopy over her head during one of the most sacred moments in the ceremony.
This would symbolize the unity of the family and the affection King Charles feels for his step-grandchildren.
However, Palace sources told The Telegraph that there was no such role being given to the children of Laura Lopes and Tom Parker Bowles, Camilla’s children. A royal source also stated that it would be “wholly improper” to have a discussion about the possible role the Queen’s grandchildren may play without also discussing the role of the King’s grandchildren.
The Coronation of King Charles will take place over a bank holiday weekend, including a concert at Windsor Castle, initiatives celebrating volunteers, and street parties. The ceremony itself is expected to be shorter than the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, reflecting the monarch’s role today and looking towards the future while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry.