George, Charlotte and Louis to star in King's coronation procession

Prince Louis is expected to join his older brother and sister Prince George and Princess Charlotte at King Charles III’s coronation procession on May 6.

The three children are likely to join the new monarch and Camilla Queen Consort as they leave Westminster Abbey following the service, the Times reported.

There had been some speculation that George might have an important role to play during the procession.

It has now been revealed the three children will sit in a carriage behind the King and Queen Consort with their parents the Prince and Princess of Wales.

In their report, the Times also suggested current coronation plans do not suggest Harry and Meghan will attend the procession.

However royal sources say ‘plans are in motion’ for the California-based couple to potentially attend other events during the coronation.

The procession is for working members of the royal family only.

Other royals expected in the procession out Westminster Abbey will be Princess Anne and her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, Prince Edward, Duke of Edinburgh and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and his sister Princess Alexandra.

Despite receiving an invitation via email, Harry and Meghan’s children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, have not yet formally been invited.

The King and Queen Consort will travel in the Golden State Coach as they return to Buckingham Palace from Westminster Abbey.

Both George, 9 and Charlotte, 7, both accompanied the royal family during the Queen’s funeral procession but Louis, 4, was considered too young at the time.

The children delighted royal fans at the Queen’s platinum jubilee as Louis showcased his cheeky side.

On the palace balcony alongside his siblings he could be seen holding his hands over his ears and pulling many facial expressions.

Louis also shared a sweet moment with Charles as he sat on his lap during the Jubilee Pageant as the parade passed by the royal box.

The procession back to Buckingham Palace from Westminster Abbey is likely to be a third of the size it was for the Queen’s coronation procession in 1953.

While the palace has said it will be ‘amazing in both scale and splendour’, it will be significantly smaller — and cover a shorter route — than the procession after the Queen’s coronation.

While the route has not yet been revealed, the make-up of the procession is expected to form around 4,000 military personnel.

Hugo Vickers, whose book Coronation: The Crowning of Elizabeth II, has just been updated, said: ‘The King asked for it to be more modest. This is a greatly pared-down procession.’

At the time, Charles was only 4 and attended part of the three-hour service, sitting between the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret.

He did not take part in any of the processions – unlike what George, Charlotte and Louis will do this time around.

There are no plans for any foreign leaders to attend the coronation unlike during the Queen’s and 10 bands are expected to play rather than 24 at the Queen’s

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