4 Ways King Charles Is Making His Coronation a Family Affair

Members of the royal family seated in the first row during the Platinum Party at Buckingham Palace

Plans for King Charles III‘s coronation have been underway for months and the ceremony will take place on May 6, 2023 at Westminster Abbey. The coronation of the monarch and his wife Camilla, Queen Consort (formerly known as Camilla Parker Bowles) will be televised and millions around the world are expected to tune in.

The Palace stated that while the king will uphold many coronation traditions the religious service will also reflect the monarch’s role today and look toward the future. King Charles wants to make the event a family affair too. Here are four ways he’s doing that.

Members of the royal family seated in the first row during the Platinum Party at Buckingham Palace | Niklas Halle’n – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Prince William’s role

It’s almost certain that King Charles’ heir, Prince William, will have a role in his father’s coronation.

Dr. George Gross, Visiting Research Fellow in Theology, said that even though there is not a specific role in the place for the Prince of Wales, William will take part in the ceremony explaining: “So it’s not a written-in role, but I am sure he will have a prominent place.”

Dr. Gross added: “They have flexibility. They could write something in to give him a greater role.”

William is expected to pay homage to the king by kneeling and pledging his allegiance.

Prince George’s role

Prince George, King Charles III, and Prince William attend the Christmas Day service at Sandringham Church | Samir Hussein/WireImage

William’s oldest son Prince George, who is also a future king just behind his father in the line of succession, could have a special role as well.

 The Sunday Times reported that George could have a “significant” role and that would mark the first time a royal child has participated in a coronation.

Charles was just 4 years old when his mother was crowned in 1953 and he watched but was not involved in the ceremony. And when her father was crowned in 1937, Queen Elizabeth was 11 years old and again she was present but did not take part in the coronation.

Roles for Camilla’s grandchildren

But it’s not just Charles’ grandson who will have a role. Camilla’s five grandchildren Lola, Eliza, Freddy, and twins Gus and Louis — will also be involved in the ceremony in some way when their grandmother is crowned.

According to reports, the queen consort’s grandkids could hold the coronation canopy when she is anointed under it.

Royal fans may recall that Camilla’s granddaughter, Eliza, previously took part in a major event several years back when she was a bridesmaid at Prince William and Kate’s wedding.

Camilla Parker Bowles’s granddaughter, Eliza, at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding | Joel Ryan – WPA Pool/Getty Images


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