How Prince Louis and other young royals will attend the coronation
prince harry Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, was also invited to the service, although their children Prince Archie Harrison and Princess Lilibet Dianawas also on the guest list.
Dr George Gross, a visiting fellow in theology at King’s College London and co-founder of the British Coronation Project with Dr David J. Crankshaw, told Express.co.uk that descendants of the royal family could attend. He said arrangements have been made in the past for those unable to sit for the entire hour-long ceremony.
how he explained at the coronation George V On June 22, 1911, Winston Churchill, then Home Secretary, received an invitation to himself and his wife Clementine.
The ceremony came less than a month after Clementine gave birth to son Randolph on May 28.
Dr Gross said similar arrangements were made for children in Sussex and Wales to leave en route. Coronation of King Charles I was able to make it.
But he added that it would be more complicated as the service is televised.
He said: ‘There are ways they can have [the children] It’s there for some of it. Welsh and Sussex children are likely to be seen. But it’s a long service, so who knows.
“It’s hard on TV as it is today. But when Charles and the Queen [Elizabeth II] They both witnessed the coronation, so it seems very likely that Prince George will be there.”
Dr. Gross added, “A lot of the young kids his age at home would look at it with interest. It’s a spectacle with a lot to see.”
Prince William and Kate’s eldest sons, Prince George, 9, and Princess Charlotte, 7, are expected to attend the coronation. They often traveled to important events and even went to the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II with their parents.
However, it’s not clear if Prince Louis, who turns 5 next month, will attend on May 6.
Harry and Meghan’s children are still young. Archie will be four on her coronation day and Lilibet will be just two.
Prince Charles attended his mother’s coronation in 1953 when he was four years old, but Princess Anne did not because at two he was considered too young.
It is understood that Charles wants to streamline the parts, but the ceremony itself could last for hours.
While details have yet to be revealed, Dr. Gross suggested that the tribute portion of the ceremony, where all members of the British nobility pay tribute to the monarch, could be removed or shortened.
coronation Queen Camillaalso adds an extra layer to the ceremony that didn’t occur at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.
The anointing, coronation and delivery of coronation vows, which may be televised for the first time at Prince Charles’ coronation, will also be included as an important part of the ceremony.
Dr. Gross explained that the oath is an integral part of the ceremony, and praise and recognition are also considered very important.
He said: “This happened before the oath, and the congregation was asked: Do you recognize this person as your king or queen?
“This part of the ceremony dates back to Anglo-Saxon times, when monarchs were elected by the elite. A monarch cannot be anointed without it being done.
“In many respects the people of Westminster Abbey [on May 6] represent us It’s a very important moment when the people are asked whether they recognize this monarch. ”
Dr. Gross predicted that Charles’ coronation would also take a relatively long period of time due to the amount of music being released.
Regarding the possibility of the anointing being televised for the first time, Dr. Gross said it is possible, adding:
“We won’t know if it will be on TV until a few days ago. A lot of people will be watching the coronation on TV so we can have this discussion. Telling people now won’t create extra interest.” not.
“But if there’s an announcement a few days ago, it might be a little more. But I don’t know. It’s more likely, but I don’t know for sure.”