Who’s coming to King Charles’ coronation? Harry confirms he WILL go… but a key Royal Family member is missing

ROYALS are set to turn out in their droves to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III.

While Prince Harry has confirmed his attendance – one key family member will be missing during the celebrations.


The Duchess of Sussex is set to come to the UK for the coronationCredit: PA

Meghan Markle will stay in California with her children to celebrate Archie’s birthday.

The King’s coronation is set to take place on Saturday May 6.

Celebrations will continue over Sunday May 7 and Monday May 8 – which has been declared a bank holiday.

But who is coming to the ceremony? Here’s everything you need to know.

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Prince and Princess of Wales

Prince William and Princess Kate will be attending the King’s coronation.

The duo will also appear on the famous Buckingham Palace balcony alongside other members of the family.

Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and Prince George

The Prince and Princess of Wales’s children are expected to join their parents in a carriage behind Charles and Camilla, who will be in the Gold State Coach on the day.

Prince George will take on a senior role in the celebrations, as one of eight all-male Pages of Honour at Westminster Abbey.

He will be joined by three of Camilla’s grandchildren. 

Their role will be to hold the King and Queen Consort’s robes during the ceremony — which is expected to be scaled down to around two-and-a-half hours.

Camilla’s pages will include her grandsons Gus and Louis Lopes, the 13-year-old twin sons of Laura Lopes.

In addition will be grandson Freddy Parker Bowles, 12, the son of Tom Parker Bowles, and her great-nephew Arthur Elliot, 11.

The King’s pages will be Prince George and Lord Oliver Cholmondeley, 13, the son of former Lord Great Chamberlain David Cholmondeley, 62, the 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley and his wife Rose Hanbury, 39.

The Palace announced the remaining King’s pages are 13-year-old Nicholas Barclay, grandson of Camilla’s companion Sarah Troughton, and Ralph Tollemache, 12, the son of Charles’s godson Edward.

Prince Harry…

Prince Harry yesterday accepted the King’s invitation and WILL come to his coronation.

On March 4, it was revealed the Sussexes had made the cut, after Harry received an email from his dad’s office.

But the RSVP deadline of April 3 passed without the pair confirming their attendance with the Palace.

… but not Meghan Markle

Despite Harry’s attendance, it has been revealed today Meghan will not be present at the coronation and will instead stay in California with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.

The King’s coronation takes place on May 6 – the same day as their son’s fourth birthday.

Close pal Omid Scobie said this was a factor in the couple’s decision to be apart.

He added: “Expect it to be a fairly quick trip to the UK for Prince Harry, who will only be attending the coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey.”

Meghan will not attend the ceremony


Meghan will not attend the ceremonyCredit: PA
The Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, and Prince William will take part in the celebrations


The Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, and Prince William will take part in the celebrationsCredit: AP

Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh

A total of 15 members of The Firm will turn out on the famous balcony on Saturday May 6 to watch a fly past over London, it is understood.

They include King Charles and Queen Camilla, who will make their appearance following the King’s crowning in Westminster Abbey.

They will be joined by working members of the royal family.

That means there will be no place for Prince Harry, Meghan Markle or Prince Andrew.

However, it does mean other working royals will be present.

Joining the King and Queen on the balcony are the new Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, Prince Edward and his wife Sophie.

Prince Edward was named Duke of Edinburgh on his 59th birthday last month.

Princess Anne and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence

Princess Anne and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence will also be on the balcony for the coronation fly past, The Mirror reports.

Sir Timothy is the second husband of Princess Anne.

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He is a retired Royal Navy officer who was equerry to the late Queen.

Other royals

The Duke of Kent, 87, and Princess Alexandra, 86, will appear on the balcony as will the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.

The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh are set to attend


The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh are set to attendCredit: PA:Press Association
Princess Anne and Sir Timothy Laurence will be present on the day


Princess Anne and Sir Timothy Laurence will be present on the dayCredit: Splash

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