Prince William and Kate Middleton in ‘argument’ over coronation role: 'Too much'

The senior royals are said to be concerned about Prince George's role on the big day.

Prince William and Kate Middleton are reportedly ‘worried’ about one of their children’s roles in King Charles’ coronation, just six weeks out from the big event.

A royal extravaganza is set to make headlines all over the world on May 6th, when the former Prince Charles is officially sworn in as King.

However, it’s believed Prince William and Kate Middleton are in ‘a bit of an argument’ about what kind of role their nine-year-old son, Prince George, should play on the day.

Kate Middleton in blue and Prince William in official uniform
Prince William and Kate Middleton are reportedly 'in an argument' over the coronation. Photo: Getty Images

According to royal commentator, Tom Quinn, the senior royals are concerned about Prince George being subjected to public scrutiny with such a public appearance.

"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,” he told The Express.

"I've heard that Kate and William are worried that it will be too much for him."


Indeed, Prince William and Kate Middleton have shielded their three children from the public eye as much as possible over the years.

King Charles
King Charles' coronation is set to take place on May 6th. Photo: Getty Images

Famously, the palace releases a picture for each of the children’s birthdays, which are taken by Kate Middleton herself.

The trees at their Kensington Palace abode in Londono are even known to grow higher than 40 feet and have reportedly been planted there specifically for the privacy and security of the family.

Royal fans did get to see a public outing by two of the royal kids when Prince George and Princess Charlotte made an appearance at the Queen’s funeral.

It’s a stark contrast to how Prince William and Prince Harry grew up, with the royals regularly exposed to public life.

Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte
Prince William and Kate Middleton are said to be concerned about the role their nine-year-old son is set to play on the day. Photo: Getty Images
Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis clapping
The royals are famously very private about their family life. Photo: Getty Images

Prince Harry, who was 12 years old when his mother, Princess Diana, passed away, has spoken out about how harrowing it was having to walk behind her coffin during the procession.

"There were a lot of conversations that happened around that time that I wasn't part of,” Harry said.

“William was probably more part of the conversations than I was but the decision was made for us to walk behind our mother's coffin.

“So the memories of the bridles clinking, the hooves going down the concrete on the Mall and the gravel underneath the foot, the wails of the crowd but otherwise complete silence. That will stay with me forever.”

Harry went on to say that he would never subject his own son, Prince Archie, to the same thing.

“There's absolutely no way that I'd let him do that himself and there's absolutely no way that he'd let me do that by myself if it was role-reversal. It happened."

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