Queen Elizabeth has assigned multiple royals to visit different countries in the run-up of her Platinum Jubilee celebration. The five royals dubbed "Fantastic 5" do not include the heir apparent, Prince Charles.
Queen Elizabeth Tasks Royal 'Fantastic 5' To Represent Her Ahead Platinum Jubilee
The Queen has mobility issues and has to scale down her engagements. She has already canceled several engagements in the past weeks.
To mark her upcoming Platinum Jubilee celebration, she will unleash her version of "Fantastic 5," according to a royal expert.
The "Fantastic 5" is the new royal formation, comprising of the royals who will be visiting Scotland, Wales, and Northern Irelan to mark her 70th anniversary on the throne.
"Coming up within this year the fantastic five, which won't include Harry and Megan, but the fantastic five who will be taking the Queen's spot and be going around the country doing various bits and bobs first," Royal Roundup host Pandora Forsyth said, per Express.
Prior to the fantastic five, royal fans had the royal trio and fab four.
Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Prince Harry were dubbed the "royal trio" because they usually attend the same engagements. When Prince Harry married Meghan Markle, many thought the trio would become a "fab four." However, the Sussexes and Cambridges decided to split their household.
"We have the fab four, the magnificent seven, the fantastic five," royal expert Richard Palmer added. "The other members of the Royal Family over that bank holiday weekend are going to be sent out to the other nations of the United Kingdom to ensure that the main celebrations aren't entirely London focus."
He added that only a few details were available at the time.
Prince Charles Is Not Part Of Queen Elizabeth II's New 'Fantastic 5'
The Queen's new "Fantastic 5" includes Prince William, Kate Middleton, Princess Anne, Prince Edward, and his wife, Sophie, Countess of Wessex.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be leading the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebration, People reported. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Wales, where they lived over a decade ago.
The Cambridges' two-day visit to Scotland will include engagements focusing on mental health. They will arrive in Glasgow and visit a project operated by The Wheatley Group.
Princess Anne will go to Scotland. She will be accompanied by her husband, Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence.
The Earl and Countess of Wessex will visit Northern Ireland. Prince Edward and Sophie also carried out a Caribbean tour weeks ago just like the Cambridges.
Although Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles are not part of "Fantastic 5," they will have their own royal tour. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will have a three-day tour to Canada from May 17 to May 19, Town & Country reported.
For their tour, the heir apparent and future queen consort will l travel to St. John’s and Quidi Vidi in Newfoundland and Labrador on their first day; visit Ottawa on the second day, and head to the Northwest Territories to visit Yellowknife and Dettah on their final day.
Stay tuned for more news and updates about the royal family.