King Charles Coronation: All the royal family roles from Prince William to Kate Middleton

14 April 2023, 16:55 | Updated: 28 April 2023, 10:58

Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry will all have roles to play on King Charles's Coronation
Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry will all have roles to play on King Charles's Coronation. Picture: Alamy

By Zoe Adams

All members of the royal family will have a special part to play in the King's Coronation day on May 6th including children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. Here's who's doing what on the big day.

The Coronation day may be all about King Charles but that doesn't mean the rest of family won't have their moment to shine either.

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September 2022, the whole family moved up the royal rankings meaning Prince William is now heir to the throne, Prince Harry's children became prince and princess and Camilla Parker-Bowles is Queen.

And with great titles comes greater responsibilities, all of which will be demonstrated when King Charles presents himself at Westminster Abbey to pledge his royal oath.

So as the big day approaches, here's all the royal family's roles from Kate Middleton, to her children George, Charlotte and Louis and even Prince Harry.

Camilla Parker-Bowles wearing blue hat and scarf and smiling
Camilla Parker-Bowles will have a major role as both the wife of the new king and queen herself. Picture: Alamy

Queen Camilla

Alongside King Charles, Camilla will also have a smaller ceremony at Westminster Abbey where she will be crowned Queen.

Wearing Mary's Crown, Camilla will join Charles on both procession routes and will also stand by him on Buckingham Palace's balcony.

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Prince William in blue suit and tie smiling
Prince William as heir to the throne will have a prominent part to play on coronation day. Picture: Alamy

William, Prince of Wales

As heir to the throne, the Prince of Wales's role is vital on coronation day.

It's believed that William will kneel and pledge allegiance to Charles as king by touching the St Edward's Crown and kissing his father on the cheek.

He will also take part in the coronation procession back to Buckingham Palace where he too will appear on the balcony.

It's expected he and his family will make multiple public appearances across the coronation weekend.

Kate Middleton wearing her hair straight in a cream top and blazer
Kate Middleton will be a main focus of the day as the next Queen Consort. Picture: Alamy

Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales

Kate will likely be a strong figure on coronation day as the wife of the heir to the throne.

It's believed we will see her travel to Westminster Abbey and that she and her three children will take part in the coronation procession back to the palace. They are also confirmed to be part of the small number of royals appearing on the balcony for the flyover.

Kate will also be playing the role of protective mother after agreeing her eldest son, Prince George would play a larger role in the events.

Prince George wearing a suit and tie
Prince George, aged 9, is second in line to the throne. Picture: Alamy

Prince George

It has been confirmed that George, aged 9, will take on the role of Page Boy.

"Eight Pages of Honour have been chosen to attend Their Majesties during the Coronation Service," read a post on the royal's official Instagram account.

"The Pages will form part of the procession through the Nave of Westminster Abbey."

George is also thought to be carrying Charles' heavy robe during the coronation ceremony.

Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis on Buckingham Palace balcony
Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis will be the youngest royal family members to take part on the day. Picture: Alamy

Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis

George's younger siblings are also thought to be taking part in the King's coronation procession.

This will be Louis's first big royal event as he's previously been too young to take part.

Prince Harry smiling in black suit
Prince Harry, as a non-working royal, is unlikely to take part in the procession. Picture: Alamy

Prince Harry

It's been confirmed that Meghan Markle and their children, Archie and Lilibet, will not be attending the coronation leaving Prince Harry solo.

As a non-working royal, Harry's role is yet to be confirmed, however, he is not expected to take part in the royal procession or balcony moment.

Queen Camilla's grandchildren

To reflect the modern monarchy, Camilla has chosen to have her five grandchildren take part in her part of the coronation ceremony.

They're expected to hold the canopy over her during the ceremony.