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 has emerged.
The three children, who will be aged nine, eight and five by the time of the May 6 ceremony, all feature in the Coronation rehearsal plans, according to reports.
They will join their parents, the Prince and Princess of Wales, in a carriage behind the King and Queen, who will be in the Gold State Coach.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussexes’ children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, are not currently factored into the plans, The Telegraph understands.
The couple have not yet confirmed their own attendance but if they do come, they are not expected to take part in the post-Coronation procession that will be reserved for working members of the Royal family, according to The Times.
Kensington Palace has not yet confirmed the attendance of any of their children and is unlikely to do so until the day, given their tender years.
The Prince and Princess are still said to be “pondering” whether to take the lively Prince Louis, who turns five next month, but are thought likely to include him.
Prince George, as a future king, is expected to take on an official role in the ceremony.
All three children took part in the Trooping the Colour procession during the late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration last June, riding together in a carriage.
It comes after it emerged that the Queen Consort’s grandchildren will also have an official role at the ceremony.
Her son, Tom Parker Bowles, has two children aged 15 and 13 and her daughter, Laura Lopes, has a 15-year-old daughter and twins aged 13.
It is thought that the boys may be pages.The Telegraph revealed earlier this month that the procession on May 6 will be notably reduced compared to Queen Elizabeth II’s in 1953, taking a more direct route and comprising far fewer participants.
His Majesty has opted not to emulate his late mother’s five-mile journey that wound its way along Regent Street, Oxford Street and Park Lane and will instead return to the palace via Whitehall, Admiralty Arch and The Mall.
The procession itself will also be significantly pared back, with only one mounted escort provided by the Household Cavalry. This Sovereign’s Escort will be provided by The Life Guards, the most senior regiment of the British Army, resplendent in their scarlet tunics and metal helmets with white plumes.