The roles royal family members will have at King Charles’ coronation

The grandchildren of King Charles and Queen Camilla are set to take centre stage at the upcoming coronation

King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla are shining a spotlight on their extended families, with their shared grandchildren set to take centre stage at the upcoming coronation.

King Charles’ sister, Princess Anne, will play a major role in the coronation proceedings, with the Princess Royal set to act as the King’s Gold-Stick-in-Waiting.

Under this role, Princess Anne is in charge of protecting King Charles’ safety on coronation day. She will be the first woman ever to lead the procession of armed forces personnel behind the royal carriage on horseback.

Third in line to the throne, Prince George, will have a starring role in the coronation, with reports surfacing that Buckingham Palace is speaking with his parents, the Prince and Princess of Wales, about ways to incorporate him in the proceedings.

If we look to the history books, previous coronations have seen heirs watch the coronation proceedings from the congregation.

In fact, four-year-old Prince Charles stood with his aunt Princess Margaret and his grandmother the Queen Mother as he watched his mother, the late Queen Elizabeth II be crowned.

So, what will change for George more than 70 years later?

Charles and Camilla will officially become King and Queen of the Commonwealth on the 6th of May. IMAGE: Getty

For now, it seems his parents are exploring how the young prince can be involved in the history-making event without being subjected to overwhelming scrutiny.

His siblings – Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4, are also expected to attend the coronation of their grandfather as spectators.

Catherine is also expected to have a small role, while her husband William is expected to perform the act of homage by kneeling before his father, touching the crown and kissing the King on the right cheek.

The move is just one of many breaks in tradition due to take place on May 6.

Charles and Camilla are known to have a particular fondness for their youngest grandchild Louis. IMAGE: Getty

Shockingly, the teenage grandchildren – Lola, 16, Eliza, 15, Louis and Gus, 14 and Freddy, 13 – of Queen Consort Camilla will also take part in the coronation, despite not having a drop of royal blood in them.

The ”bold” move will see five teenagers hold a canopy over their grandmother as she is anointed with holy oil during the most sacred part of the ceremony in a role that has traditionally been performed by other duchesses.

A royal source told The Times: ”The Queen Consort has said she doesn’t want duchesses. She would like it to be her grandchildren.”

Prince Harry will no official role at the coronation but may yet confirm his attendance. IMAGE: Getty

Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex will not have an official royal in the proceeding given he stepped back from his working royal duties in 2020.

It is not yet confirmed whether Harry and his wife the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle will be in attendance but King Charles has formally invited the pair according to Buckingham Palace.

A spokesperson for the Sussexes says ”an immediate decision” about the couple’s attendance will not be disclosed just yet.

Their two children Archie , 4 and Lilibet, 1 will not be in attendance presumably due to their young age.

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