Princess Charlotte Tipped To Have An Unofficial Role At The Coronation
Princess Charlotte has been tipped to take on a key role at King Charles’s Coronation. The BBC’s former Royal Correspondent Jennie Bond said the Prince and Princess of Wales’s seven-year-old daughter would play an important part in keeping her little brother Prince Louis, who celebrates his fifth birthday on Sunday, in check.
She told OK! magazine: “I think she is very much the big sister… And maybe Catherine will have had a little, quiet word with her daughter about keeping an eye on Prince Louis during the service.
“That Charlotte is a confident young girl and I think she will take it upon herself to make sure that Louis, as best as she can, is kept in check.”
Prince Louis charmed royal fans at Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations last year.
The prince pulled an array of faces during an appearance alongside his family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping the Colour.
The Prince and Princess of Wales’s youngest son was caught on camera pulling faces at his mother days later at the Jubilee Pageant.
It left Kate with the unenviable task of having to correct her son’s behaviour in front of the world’s media.
But it appears the Princess of Wales has support from her only daughter.
Young Charlotte stopped Louis from waving too enthusiastically during a carriage procession at the jubilee.
She also corrected her older brother Prince George’s posture on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during a rendition of the National Anthem.
But Charlotte looked proudly at Louis as the Royal Family made their way to St. George’s Chapel for this year’s Easter Sunday Service.
All the young Windsors will no doubt be expected to be on their best behaviour during the Coronation of King Charles and Camilla, Queen Consort, at Westminster Abbey.
Roya Nikkhah, Sunday Times royal editor, has told True Royalty TV’s “The Royal Beat” that William and Kate will want George to play a role, but are “very conscious” the second in line to the throne has school after the long weekend.
Ms Nikkhah said: “They do not want him to be overwhelmed by the attention. But he may play a smaller official role.”
It was confirmed earlier this month that Prince George, nine, will be one of eight Pages of Honour at the Coronation.
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He will also be part of a four-strong team tending to the king as well as joining a procession through the nave of Westminster Abbey.
The other three youngsters, who are all known to the King, are Lord Oliver Cholmondeley, the son of Prince William’s close friend the Marquess of Cholmondeley.
Another team member is Nicholas Barclay, 13, who is the grandson of Sarah Troughton, the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, one of the Queen’s Companions.
The fourth member is Master Ralph Tollemach, the eldest grandson of Baron Tollemache of Helmingham Hall, Suffolk.
Camilla will be attended by four different Pages, all of whom are related to Her Majesty.
Her grandsons, Master Gus and Master Louis Lopes and Master Freddy Parker Bowles will take up the role, as well as her great-nephew, Master Arthur Elliot.
All the Wales children have been tipped to form part of the procession on Coronation day.
However, the young Waleses will miss their cousins as Prince Archie Harrison and Princess Lilibet Diana are staying in California with their mother, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, while only Prince Harry attends.
Buckingham Palace confirmed earlier this month that the Duke of Sussex will be at the Coronation on May 6.
It is believed Harry will only attend the ceremony before jetting off home as his son’s fourth birthday falls on the same date as King Charles’s Coronation.