Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are set to have a ‘starring role’ at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations this summer.
The children of Prince William, 39, and Kate Middleton, 40, will take a ‘visible’ part in the celebrations to mark the monarch’s 70th year on the throne, as part of a ‘royal show of force’, according to the Telegraph.
George, eight, Charlotte, who turns seven next week, and four-year-old Prince Louis are likely to make their debut in the carriage to the Trooping the Colour, and will also likely be seen on the Buckingham Palace balcony for the famous flyover .
William was four, the same age of his youngest son Louis, when he had his first carriage ride alongside Princess Diana and the Queen mother at 1988’s Trooping of the Colour.
Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are set to have a ‘starring role’ at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations this summer. The family are pictured in their Christmas card
William was four, the same age of his youngest son Louis, when he had his first carriage ride alongside Princess Diana and the Queen mother at 1988’s Trooping of the Color (picutred)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will likely not confirm their children’s attendance until the last minute.
While the final plans for the weekend are still being drawn up, it is understood William will be taking the lead on military events, including standing in for Her Majesty reviewing the Trooping of the Color in a formal inspection the week before the jubilee weekend.
Meanwhile, Kate will continue her work with early years learning and will help coordinate Superbloom, the project which sees the Tower of London flooded with hundreds of flowers and even a slide.
Elsewhere, Prince Charles will host a bank holiday concert and the Duchess of Cornwall will host a Big Lunch.
Other members of the royal family including Prince Edward, Sophie Wessex, Princess Anne, Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie will make appearances throughout the weekend.
Her Majesty, 96, will undergo less engagements than at previous jubilees due to mobility problems.
William had his first carriage ride aged four. He is pictured with his mother Princess Diana and great grandmother, the Queen mother
Harry was just two and William four when they appeared on the Buckingham Palace balcony for Trooping of the Color in 1988. They are pictured with Princess Diana, Princess Margaret, and Lord Frederick Windsor
It’s understood that royal aides are ‘moving heaven and earth’ for the Queen to be able to cheer her horses on from the royal box at the Platinum Jubilee Epsom Derby.
This includes changing the route of her official car so that it can draw up directly outside the Queen’s stand so that she only has to walk a few yards to get a lift straight up to her seat.
A source said: ‘She really is absolutely determined to attend.’
The Cazoo Derby on Saturday June 4 is one of the official national celebrations over the four-day jubilee weekend in June and one that has particular personal resonance for the monarch.
The news comes as Prince George has had a ‘trial day’ at a school close to Windsor that his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have been to visit half a dozen times.
The news comes as Prince George has had a ‘trial day’ at a school close to Windsor that his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have been to visit half a dozen times. The family are pictured last week at an Easter service
William and Kate have been considering where their oldest son should continue his education and, as the Daily Mail reported yesterday, are also thinking about sending their other children, Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis, four, to the same school.
According to a source close to the school teachers arranged a settling in-style ‘trial class’ for the eight-year-old future King.
Teachers are understood to have been amused and relieved that the other children in the class did not recognize George or understand his status.
While the school has several children from wealthy European and Russian families, it is not as high profile as Ludgrove School in Berkshire, where William went, or Marlborough College, where Kate was schooled.
George’s formal education began, aged two, at the Westacre Montessori School Nursery near the family’s Norfolk home Anmer Hall.
He enrolled at Thomas’s School in Battersea, South London, in September 2017