Meghan Markle confirms she won't be attending King Charles' Coronation
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Meghan Markle will not be attending King Charles' Coronation next month, Buckingham Palace has announced.
However, Markle will remain in California with their kids, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.
Buckingham Palace said in a statement: “Buckingham Palace is pleased to confirm that the Duke of Sussex will attend the Coronation Service at Westminster Abbey on 6th May.
“The Duchess of Sussex will remain in California with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.”
The Coronation will take place at Westminster Abbey on 6 May - which just so happens to be the same day as Archie's birthday - beginning at 11.15am.
While Markle isn't able to make an appearance, her nephew Prince George is set to play an important role in the coronation, alongside seven schoolboys.
They will all be named as Pages of Honour who will 'attend their majesties during the coronation service'.
"His parents are very excited and delighted that he is a page," a spokesperson for the Prince and Princess of Wales told People.
"It's something that his parents have thought long and hard about and are very much looking forward to.
"And I'm sure George is, too."
The King’s pages will also include Master Nicholas Barclay, 13, grandson of Sarah Troughton one of the Queen’s Companions, Lord Oliver Cholmondeley, 13, son of the Marquess of Cholmondeley also known as film-maker David Rocksavage and a friend of the Prince of Wales, and Master Ralph Tollemache, 12.
The Queen’s Pages of Honour will be her three grandsons, twin boys Master Gus and Master Louis, aged 13, by her daughter Laura Lopes, and 13-year-old Master Freddy, by son Tom Parker Bowles, and her great-nephew, Master Arthur Elliot, 10.
Peregrine Cavendish, the 12th Duke of Devonshire, when aged nine, served as a page during the late Queen’s 1953 coronation.
In an interview with Sotheby’s, he explained what he had to wear: “My uniform, it’s still at Chatsworth, consisted of a pale yellow frock coat with blue cuffs, lace jabot at my throat, cream breeches, white silk stockings - held up by a suspender belt (garter) which I was terrified my school friends would find out about - black pumps with red heels and silver buckles and a sword on its belt.”