No coronation venue, palace plans revealed – deadline

Leaked rehearsal plans for the upcoming coronation of King Charles III reveal that there is currently no place for Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle in the procession to watch the king’s coronation at Westminster Abbey.

This The Times of London reports the news that Harry and Meghan have been invited to the ceremony, which will take place on May 6 in the British capital.

Under the plans, the king’s disgraced brother, the Duke of York, will not have a place in the royal procession, nor will his daughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie. The event, which was estimated to be about a third the size of HM The Queen’s in 1953, appears to have a venue for “Royals only”.

These include the King’s sister the Princess Royal and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the newly named Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh and a few other adult royal cousins.

One person joining in is the Prince and Princess of Wales’ youngest child, Louis, who stole the show at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June last year.

Then, aged four, she was deemed too young to attend his funeral procession two months later, and her older siblings George and Charlotte became the youngest royals ever to attend such an event.

According to the Times, Harry and Meghan’s children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, have not yet been invited to the coronation.

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