Kate and Prince William ‘want’ Prince George to have an official role in King Charles’ coronation, but want him to go straight back to school
- Kate and William don’t want George to be ‘overwhelmed’ at the coronation
- But they ‘want’ him to have an ‘official role’, a royal expert has claimed
The Prince and Princess of Wales ‘want’ Prince George to play an ‘official’ role in King Charles’ coronation, but want him to go back to school the following Tuesday, it is said.
King Charles and Camilla’s grandchildren could play an important role in the forthcoming coronation, a royal expert said, which represented a “very different” ceremony than in 1953.
It is clear that Kate and William are “thrilled” for the nine-year-old prince to be given an “official role” but “don’t want him to be overwhelmed by the attention,” said Roya Nikkhah, Royal Editor of The Sunday Times.
Speak with True Royalty TV‘s The Royal Beat, she said: ‘They are very excited, but if George has an official role, it will be quite low-key.
“They are well aware that he is going back to school on Tuesday (after the coronation), and they don’t want him to be overwhelmed by the attention. But he can play a smaller official role.
Kate and William reportedly don’t want Prince George to be ‘overwhelmed’ at the coronation
‘I don’t know what the grandchildren will do for the king. I was told that it was mainly the grandchildren who helped and cared for Camilla.’
Involvement of grandchildren would be a break from tradition, as young heirs did not participate in the previous two coronations.
Roya Nikkhah added that the “blended” royal family could also involve the Queen consort’s five grandchildren.
She said: ‘The royal family is a composite family. There are stepchildren and stepgrandchildren.
“It says a lot about Camilla that instead of having aristocrats that she might not know, but that would be part of protocol and tradition, she’s eager to get her grandchildren involved in an official capacity. It’s very different from what we saw in 1953.’
Further discussion of the coronation will be featured on an episode of The Royal Beat from March 3 True Royalty TV.
In an earlier installment of the Daily Mail’s Palace Confidential series, royal pundit Dr Tessa Dunlop also claimed that Prince George will take center stage.
She said, “(They) want to keep it focused on that line of succession.
The Prince and Princess of Wales ‘want’ Prince George to play an ‘official’ role, even if it is ‘a smaller official role’, it is claimed
The historic and reportedly ‘very different’ coronation of King Charles will take place on May 6
“So we’re going to see a lot of CCTV from Charles, from William, from George.”
Dr. Dunlop was referring to Queen Elizabeth’s coronation in 1953, which saw five-year-old Prince Charles sit between the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret, making him very visible.
This year’s historic ceremony begins with Camilla’s coronation, before Charles is officially declared monarch when the Archbishop of Canterbury places the St. Edward’s Crown on his head.
A procession will then lead the newly crowned king past thousands of people to Buckingham Palace, where he and his relatives will wave to the crowd on the balcony.
The next day at Windsor Castle, a concert will be broadcast around the world, with thousands of street parties as people in the afternoon. This is followed by a public holiday on Monday, during which millions of people get the day off.
Comments about Prince George’s role in the coronation come amid weeks of speculation over whether Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will attend the coronation.