This May 2, 2023, Princess Charlotte of Wales, daughter of Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton, celebrates her 8th birthday. A birthday like no other since it falls on the week of his grandfather’s coronation, King Charles III.

The latter will be crowned on Saturday May 6 during an exceptional ceremony to be held at Westminster Abbey, a religious building sacred to the British royal family. Unlike his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, the coronation of the one nicknamed “the trainee”, should be my sumptuous, as Kévin Guillot, specialist in the monarchy and author of the explained to us.

“Queen Elizabeth had a grandiose coronation lasting more than 4 hours. If the protocol will remain very present for that of Charles, as for any royal event, the ceremony will however be simpler. At the time of an economic crisis of scale, and to correspond to Charles’s wishes to set up a more modern monarchy while respecting traditions, Charles’s will certainly be shorter and less lavish with, for example, fewer guests”, he explained to us there. a few months ago.

A ceremony which will bring together several members of the Firm including Prince Harry, the “black sheep” of the family who will be present but without his wife, ex-actress Meghan Markle. “Buckingham Palace is pleased to confirm the Duke of Sussex’s attendance at the anticipated Coronation Mass at Westminster Abbey on May 6. The Duchess of Sussex will remain in California with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.” we read in a press release written by Buckingham Palace.

Despite the tensions present within this royal family, Prince William and his wife will be present to attend the coronation of King Charles III and Queen consort Camilla Parker Bowles. An exceptional event which will also be attended by their three children: George, Charlotte and Louis. What do they look like today?