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Prince Louis spotted as Royal Family continue rehearsals for the Coronation at Westminster Abbey

He almost stole the show at the Platinum Jubilee and it would seem that history has a chance of repeating itself at the Coronation. Prince Louis was spotted with the Royal Family at Westminster Abbey as rehearsals for the historic ceremony continued, a first real indication that the youngest child of the Prince and Princess of Wales will be involved.

The five year old was seen leaving the Abbey with his dad, Prince William, after a morning of run throughs. Prince George and Princess Charlotte were also spotted as the rehearsals unfolded.

It’s already been announced that Prince George will act as a Page of Honour at the Coronation. The part his sister and brother might play haven’t yet been announced.

It would be the first time that Prince Louis has taken part in a major royal service. He has previously joined his family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after big events and was with them for the Christmas church service at St. Mary Magdalene, Sandringham at the end of 2022.

King Charles waved to photographers as he drove away from Westminster Abbey. His Majesty has a busy day ahead with the first Garden Party of his reign set to take place in the afternoon.

Just hours earlier, the last full rehearsal for the Coronation processions took place in central London. Just after midnight, thousands of Armed Forces from around the UK and Commonwealth began to practice for the two huge parades that will see King Charles and Queen Camilla head to the Abbey from Buckingham Palace and then return, crowned, hours later.

The Coronation takes place on May 6th 2023 at Westminster Abbey.

About author

Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton who is a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. Her latest book, A History of British Royal Jubilees, is out now. Her new book, The Mysterious Death of Katherine Parr, will be published in March 2024. June is an award winning reporter, producer and editor. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.