The lineup on King Charles’ coronation balcony will not feature three HUGE royals
King Charles and Camilla will celebrate their coronation on the balcony of Buckingham Palace without Harry and Meghan if they choose to attend, it was announced today.
His Majesty is said to be showing the world how he is slimming down the British monarchy – and rewarding his most loyal family members, including William, Kate and their three children.
A total of 15 people will appear on the balcony on Saturday, May 6th.
But the Sussexes, who have yet to respond, and Prince Andrew will not be among them. Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank will also be absent, as will Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
A source tells The mirror: “The king has made it very clear who he wants to represent the monarchy. There is little room for mood, this is a state occasion not a family occasion and it is right that only the working family members are present at the big public moment.’
His Majesty is said to want to show the world that he is slimming down the British monarchy – and rewarding his closest family members, including William, Kate and their three children
The Queen and Prince Philip on the balcony at the Trooping of the Color in 2017. Her Majesty often had 30 to 40 royals there for state occasions
After returning from Westminster Abbey in the Gold State Coach to Buckingham Palace, Charles and Camilla will stand on the balcony to wave to the crowds and watch an RAF flyby.
They are joined by the Prince and Princess of Wales and their three children – Prince George, nine; Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, four. Edward and Sophie, the new Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh will be there.
Full length of the balcony cast of Buckingham Palace
- King Charles III and Queen Camilla
- Prince of Wales and Princess of Wales
- Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, 5
- Princess Anne and Tim Laurence
- Prince Edward and Sophie
- Duke and Duchess of Gloucester
- Duke of Kent and his sister Princess Alexandra
Charles’ sister Anne, the Princess Royal, will be at the King’s side with her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence.
The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and the Duke of Kent, 87, and his sister Princess Alexandra, 86, will also attend as a thank you for their loyalty to the Queen and decades of service to the royal family.
The source added: “The balcony moment will be the King’s final presentation of a slimmed-down monarchy, which will of course be further slimmed down once the Gloucesters, the Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra finally retire from public life and step into their well-being. earned pensions.
“It’s a final thank you for her and a nod to her support of his mother throughout her 70-year reign.”
Royal insiders say they are still “no wiser” about whether Harry and Meghan plan to attend the coronation, despite the deadline on Monday.
Sources have said the April 3 deadline has now passed and staff have still not been told whether the king’s estranged son and his wife will accept his invitation, even though the event is just a month away.
The issue is said to be causing a “headache” for organizers trying to finalize details like seating arrangements, cars and security for VIPs.
The monarch is accompanied by a select few who represent the “heartbeat and future of his family” and who have dedicated their lives to public service.
Charles and Camilla will arrive at the palace on a Gold State bus from Westminster Abbey, followed by the “last group of 15” who would not make room for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Royal insiders say they are still “no wiser” about whether Harry and Meghan plan to attend the coronation, despite the deadline for RSVPs on Monday (Prince Harry, the Duchess of Sussex, King Charles and Queen Camilla are in September pictured 2022)
Sources have said the deadline will be December 3, 2022 (pictured in New York)
Buckingham Palace declined to comment on Harry and Meghan’s not RSVPing, although an adviser said it was unlikely there would be as strict a deadline for family members as there would be for other guests.
A source said: “Everything is still up in the air and there’s only a month to go. All people were told that “hopefully it should be resolved soon”.
“But in the meantime, teams are trying to finalize plans for 2,000 guests, including many international heads of state and VIPs. It’s a headache.’
The Daily Mail revealed last year that Charles would invite the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to his coronation, despite the many brickbats they threw at the king, his wife and his extended family.
The Sussexes later confirmed they had received an invitation via email.
Relations are so bad that the King and Prince William have not spoken to the California-based couple for several months.
A newspaper sympathetic to the Sussexes reported yesterday that they had recently been in “email correspondence” with the palace, but said Harry was “distressed” over whether to attend.
The prince has previously demanded that his family apologize to him and Meghan for how they were allegedly treated and said he needed to sit down and speak to his father and brother if they were considering coming.
However, the Mail later revealed that the king and his eldest son are in no mood to give in to his demands.
Despite the awkwardness that would ensue if either Harry or Meghan attended, the king is determined to do the right thing and invite his younger son.
Apparently, a transatlantic ping-pong game has been going on for weeks over arrangements for the Sussexes’ participation.
Meanwhile, Buckingham Palace staff were ordered to plan as if they were coming, suggesting it wasn’t a definitive and immediate ‘no’.
However, this poses problems for staff, who say, “Changes like seating arrangements are pretty easy. However, what is more of a concern is security, cars and other logistical issues.
“Any plans that are consistent with the rest of the family are more important and more problematic.
The issue is giving organizers a “headache” as they try to finalize issues such as seating arrangements, cars and security for the May 6 coronation (pictured June 2022).
Buckingham Palace declined to comment, although an adviser said it was unlikely there would be as strict a deadline for family members as there would be for other guests (King Charles and Queen Camilla are pictured anticipating the coronation next month celebrate).
“There is clearly a lot of talk going on behind the scenes between family members and their offices. But at this stage in the process, people could use some clarification.
“There are now two plans, one in case they come and another in case they don’t come. It’s another level of responsibility that employees could do without.”
Another family friend said it seemed deeply “unfair” to the King and Queen that the uncertainty about the Sussexes was hanging over their heads when they just wanted to go ahead and plan “such a wonderful and historic celebration”.
“Regardless of everything that happened, a simple yes or no would be polite and sufficient,” they added.
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