Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis to Join Coronation Carriage Ride: Report

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 02: Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte in the carriage procession at Trooping the Color during the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II on June 02, 2022 in London, England. The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated from 2nd to 5th June 2022, in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth, to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6th February 1952. Trooping The Colour, aka as the Queen’s Birthday Parade, is a military ceremony performed by British Army regiments that has taken place since the mid-17th century. It marks the official birthday of the British sovereign. This year, 2-5 June 2022, there is an additional celebration of Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne on 6 February 1952. (Photo by Karwai Tang /WireImage)

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Plans have been drawn up for Kate Middleton and Prince William’s three children to join the carriage ride back to Buckingham Palace following the coronation of their grandfather King Charles, according to a new report.

The times reports that Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis “are expected to join their parents” and be on “public display” in a horse-drawn carriage as they leave Westminster Abbey at the end of the coronation ceremony, which will take place in May 6.

While there has been speculation that Prince George, 9, will have a role in the service as second in line to the throne, it has not been officially confirmed whether he, Princess Charlotte, 7, or Prince Louis, 4, will be at the historic event.

PEOPLE understands that the Prince and Princess of Wales are still considering what role their children will play, if any. The details presented in The times story are based on an essay document seen by the publication.

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Samir Hussein/WireImage Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and Kate Middleton

According to plans, the newly crowned Charles, 74, and Queen Camilla will lead William, 40, Kate, 41, and their children in the procession.

They will be seated in the Gold State Coach, which the late Queen Elizabeth said in a 2018 TV conversation with Alastair Bruce was a bone-shattering “horrible” ride as she was carried through the streets of London as part of her coronation celebrations in 1953 .

Also in the procession, The times reported, citing the essay document, will be the other royals – Princess Anne and her husband, Vice-Admiral Sir Tim Laurence; the new Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, Prince Edward and Sophie; and the late Queen Elizabeth’s cousins: the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra.

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis (C), accompanied by their parents Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive to settle in at Lambrook School in the afternoon

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis (C), accompanied by their parents Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive to settle in at Lambrook School in the afternoon

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After the procession, the royals will gather at Buckingham Palace, where some will appear on the iconic balcony to be greeted by the crowd in the mall below.

Both Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace, where William and Kate have their offices, declined to comment for PEOPLE.

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Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Louis of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth, Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and Prince George

There is some precedent for Prince George and Princess Charlotte (who will turn 8 just days before the coronation) to appear in the procession, having attended the funeral of their great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth in September. Prince Louis was not seen in public on the day of the funeral.

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The family of five appeared on the Buckingham Palace balcony twice during Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June, marking her 70 years on the throne, alongside other royals. The royal children also have some experience riding a carriage procession – as part of Trooping the Color, the monarch’s annual public birthday event, all three children made their carriage ride debut.

Prince George of Cambridge, Prince Louis of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte

Prince George of Cambridge, Prince Louis of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte

Samir Hussein/WireImage Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte

Following the coronation, the following day a concert will take place at Windsor Castle, while street parties and other festivities take place throughout the weekend under the auspices of the Grand Luncheon.

The following Monday, people are being encouraged to volunteer locally as part of the Big Help Out project.

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