The coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla was considered a huge success by most everyone who watched it. All senior members of the Royal Family members attended the ceremony at Westminster Abbey, including Prince Harry, who flew in to see his father become king.
Prince William and Kate Middleton also had the privilege of having all three of their children on hand for the occasion, with Prince Louis being deemed old enough to attend a major royal event for the first time.
Interestingly, though, William and Kate’s late arrival to Westminster Abbey certainly seemed to annoy King Charles a bit. By all accounts, the rehearsals for the ceremony had gone well, and the margin for error regarding timing was close to zero.
At the end of the ceremony, the guests, including the royals, were to bow to Charles and Camilla as they made their way towards the entrance and their awaiting carriage. According to royal expert Tom Bower, however, Kate had other plans, and refused to curtsy. In fact, it’s now being claimed that she was all but happy with what Camilla had done.
King Charles and Queen Camilla have returned to work following a very stressful time. After their historical coronation weekend, the royal couple took some well-deserved days off to rest. Prince Willian and Kate Middleton, on the other hand, decided to carry on with their royal duties.
Since her entrance onto the royal scene, Kate Middleton has become very popular among royal fans. It seems she takes on a more prominent role each year; many believe she will make a fabulous queen one day.
Kate Middleton reportedly played part in keeping Meghan out of coronation
But while she is very popular, behind the scenes, Kate has reportedly had some rifts with other members of the Royal Family. It’s not only the out of favor Meghan Markle who’s felt the brunt of Kate’s ire, but also, according to an expert, Queen Camilla too.
Despite rumors raising questions over his potential involvement, Prince Harry ultimately made it to his father’s coronation ceremony. Reports claim that he left for the US the moment after his father and stepmother had exited Westminster Abbey. Meghan, meanwhile, remained in the States with the couple’s children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet. But was she only staying behind because it was the easiest thing for the Sussex family, one might wonder?
According to royal expert and author Tom Bower, Kate Middleton had a say in the decision and didn’t “under any circumstances” want Meghan in attendance.
“I think we must all be grateful that Kate, in the end, I think, prevented Meghan coming and said she wouldn’t have her there under any circumstances,” Bower said during an appearance on GB News, as reported by Express.
Moreover, the expert claimed that Kate warned Meghan that if she attended, she’d have to “sit in the back.”
Meanwhile, a royal source told Page Six that Meghan decided against not attending the coronation as she felt it would be “inauthentic.”
“I love being with them”
The coronation isn’t the first big royal event Camilla’s grandchildren have attended. In fact, Gus, Louis, and Eliza – the youngest bridesmaid at Prince William and Princess Kate’s 2011 wedding – spent this past Christmas at Sandringham with the rest of the royals.
At William and Kate’s wedding, it was Eliza who got to shine. At the coronation, though, her younger twin brothers were given their time in the spotlight, getting to be part of a historical day.
“I love being with them, eating together, going to see a film or a play. They’re great enthusiasts. And it’s always nice to be in touch with that generation because it keeps you abreast of young people’s feelings and ideas,” she previously said of her grandchildren.
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