‘Argument’ on whether Prince George ‘should play a formal role’ at Coronation
Author of newly-released book Gilded Youth, Tom Quinn, told The Express that there seems to be an “argument” going on behind the scenes about Prince George‘s role at the Coronation.
The heir to the throne who’s second in line behind his father Prince William is tipped to have a more prominent role than his siblings Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis at the King‘s Coronation in May.
Mr Quinn said: “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. I’ve heard that Kate and William are worried that it will be too much for him.
“It’s almost an echo of 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.
“A lot of people criticised that and said that it was a horrible thing to make two boys that young, and especially Harry, do. 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.”