PRINCE Louis will reportedly be at King Charles’ Coronation, but there will be no place in the procession for key royals.
Louis, 4, will be joined by elder siblings Princess Charlotte and Prince George on May 6, according to The Times.
Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte are all expected to join, according to The Times
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will not be part of the procession if they choose to attend
But Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Prince Andrew are not expected to participate in the procession, the newspaper revealed.
It comes after Harry, 38, and Meg, 41, have still not officially indicated whether they will attend the Coronation.
Harry’s relationship with the King and the Prince of Wales has remained troubled in the wake of the publication of the duke’s controversial tell-all memoir Spare.
The King’s second son criticised Charles’s parenting, accused William of physically attacking him and branded Camilla “dangerous”.
Rehearsal plans seen by The Times show that Prince and Princess of Wales and their three children will process out of the abbey.
The Prince of Wales’s children are expected to join their parents in a carriage behind Charles and Camilla, who will be in the Gold State Coach.
George, nine, as second in line to the throne, has long been expected to attend the coronation.
And there has also been speculation that he will have a role to play.
Both George and Charlotte took part in the late Queen’s funeral, joining other members of the royal family for the procession into the abbey.
Afterwards they were driven to Wellington Arch to see the coffin transferred from the gun carriage to the royal hearse for the journey to Windsor.
They were the youngest members of the royal family ever to join a funeral procession. Louis, however, was considered too young.
Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie will not be in the procession either according to the rehearsal plans as it is confined to working members of the royal family.
Apart from the Prince and Princess of Wales and their children, the only other royals in the procession out of the abbey will be the Princess Royal and her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the new Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, and the Duke of Kent and his sister Princess Alexandra.
While Buckingham Palace has been emphatic that the carriage procession afterwards will be “amazing in both scale and splendour”, it will be significantly smaller — and cover a shorter route — than the procession after Queen Elizabeth’s coronation.
Events for the coronation will start on Saturday May 6.
They will continue over Sunday May 7 and Monday May 8, which has been declared a bank holiday to mark the coronation.
The action packed weekend will see the King and Queen Consort will arrive at Westminster Abbey in The King’s Procession on Saturday morning.
This will be followed by the coronation service conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will “reflect the monarch’s role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry”.
After the service, the newly-crowned King and Queen Consort will return to the Palace in a larger ceremonial parade known as the Coronation Procession.
This is expected to include thousands of troops, military bands and other members of the Royal Family.
After the procession the Royal Family are expected to appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
Buckingham Palace declined to comment.