The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not have a prime spot alongside Prince William, Kate, Charles and Camilla at Buckingham Palace for the ceremony as the “slimmed down” plans are set in motion for Charles’ ascension to the throne.
A source told the Mail on Sunday the coronation is set to be a smaller affair than Queen Elizabeth’s 1953 ceremony and claimed only inner-circle royals will be there to greet fans on the day.
“It will be a slimmed-down Monarchy on display throughout,” the insider told the publication.
“I wouldn’t be surprised to see just Charles and Camilla, Kate and William and their children on the Buckingham Palace balcony afterwards.”
A Clarence House representative reportedly refuted the claims of a “slimmed down” coronation.
“The detailed planning for a coronation begins at the point of accession. So there are no plans of this nature at this stage,” a spokesperson said.
The newspaper also claimed plans are being drawn up under the codename “Operation Golden Orb” for Charles’ coronation ceremony, with the future King reportedly…