Prince Charles is the next king after Queen Elizabeth, but at this point, Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, are leading the Platinum Jubilee celebration for his grandmother. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend various engagements abroad to mark the event.
Kate Middleton And Prince William Lead Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebration, Not Prince Charles
The Prince of Wales may be occupied with something else because the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were tasked to lead the celebrations for Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee celebration across the United Kingdom, People reported.
Prince William and Kate Middleton will be carrying out a number of engagements along with other members of the firm abroad. Also, they will be the most senior members of the royal family heading out of London during the central celebratory weekend next month.
"Over the course of the Central Weekend, Members of the Royal Family will visit the Nations of the United Kingdom to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. Members of the Royal Family will attend engagements in each nation, including public events marking the occasion," the palace announced, per People.
Prince William and Middleton will fly to Wales, where they lived for a few years. Princess Anne and her husband will head to Scotland. Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, will fly to Northern Ireland.
All of the said royal couples already made a tour earlier to mark the Queen's special celebration.
The Cambridges embarked on an eight-day Caribbean tour in March, where they visited Belize, Bahamas, and Jamaica for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebration.
Meanwhile, Princess Anne and her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, visited Australia and Papua New Guinea in April. The Earl and Countess of Wessex also embarked on a week-long Caribbean journey by visiting Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, and Antigua & Barbuda to mark the Queen's 70th anniversary.
Prince Charles and Camilla's Role In Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee Celebration
Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will also embark on a three-day tour later this month. The Prince of Wales and Duchess Camilla will fly to Canada from May 17 to May 19.
They will travel to St. John’s and Quidi Vidi in Newfoundland and Labrador on their first day. The royal couple will be in Ottawa on their second day, and on the last, they will be in the Northwest Territories to visit Yellowknife and Dettah, Town & Country reported.
Prince Charles and Camilla will also be among the royals who will join the Queen on the balcony for Trooping the Colours. The 96-year-old monarch decided to limit the royals who would make balcony appearances with her to the working members of the firm.
"After careful consideration, the Queen has decided that this year's traditional Trooping the Colour balcony appearance on Thursday 2nd of June will be limited to Her Majesty and those members of the Royal Family who are currently undertaking official public duties on behalf of the Queen," a Buckingham Palace spokesman said.
The Prince of Wales, Camilla, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Princess Anne, and her husband, and some of the Queen's cousins, the Duke of Kent, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, and Princess Alexandra will be with Her Majesty on the balcony.
However, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will not make a balcony appearance. But the Duke and Duchess of Sussex already confirmed that they would fly to the U.K. for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with their kids.
Prince Andrew will also not make a balcony appearance as, just like the Sussexes, he has already stepped back from his royal duties. His daughters, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice, have never worked for the monarchy, so they didn't make it to the lineup, too.
Stay tuned for more news and updates about the royal family.