Prince William And Kate Middleton Are Reportedly In An Argument With The Palace Regarding King Charles' Coronation
With King Charles‘ long-awaited and historical coronation coming up soon on May 6, 2023, Buckingham Palace is reportedly in full preparation mode— scrambling, rushing and quickly trying to organize it all so it goes smoothly.
Royal commentator and expert Tom Quinn recently sat down with Express and dished that Prince William and Kate Middleton are allegedly arguing over the role that their oldest son (and heir to the throne) Prince George, 9, will play at the major event. Here’s what we know:
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Prince & Princess Of Wales Reportedly Arguing Over Prince George's Coronation Role
Quinn noted that the Prince and Princess of Wales are "worried" that too much pressure would be placed on the young George if he is required to take on a big role or task at his grandfather's coronation. Reportedly there is a "bit of an argument" going on behind-the-scenes.
"I've heard from my contacts that there is a bit of an argument going on about whether George should play a more formal role," Quinn said. He added,"I've heard that Kate and William are worried that it will be too much for him."
Quinn then explained that the Waleses are supposedly comparing a possible coronation role for George to "the way William and Harry were sometimes made to attend formal occasions that they shouldn't have been made to attend—most famously, the funeral of their mother, and walking behind her coffin at their age." Quinn described giving George a role he might not be ready for to be "almost an echo" of very mature tasks that were given to William and Harry during their childhood.
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"A lot of people criticized that and said that it was a horrible thing to make two boys that young, and especially Harry, do," Quinn said of the roles William and Harry were assigned at their mother Princess Diana's funeral in 1997.
He went on, "So I think people are remembering this and thinking, 'Well hang on a minute, if George is some sort of a pageboy, or has a similar role at the Coronation, is that going back too far towards the traditional roles?' So I've heard that there is a debate going on quite fiercely at the moment about how to do that. And, as far as I've heard, it hasn't been decided yet."
Ultimately, we'll have to see on May 6th but here's hoping George can relax and enjoy his grandfather's moment without feeling too much pressure!