Who are the 15 ‘working royals' who are ‘set’ to appear on the balcony at King Charles's coronation?

If Prince Harry and Meghan Markle do attend the coronation, it looks increasingly unlikely that as non 'working royals,' they will not appear on the balcony. Photograph by GettyIf Prince Harry and Meghan Markle do attend the coronation, it looks increasingly unlikely that as non 'working royals,' they will not appear on the balcony. Photograph by Getty
If Prince Harry and Meghan Markle do attend the coronation, it looks increasingly unlikely that as non 'working royals,' they will not appear on the balcony. Photograph by Getty | Getty Images
The full balcony line-up is ‘set’ to  include only ‘working royals’ and less ‘well known’ names such as the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester

Ever since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decided to step back as ‘senior’ members of the British royal family in 2020, the term ‘working royals’ has been bandied around. In February 2021, The Guardian revealed that “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not return as working members of the royal family,” Buckingham Palace has said. 

‘Working royals’ are essentially members of the royal family who undertake official duties and engagements on behalf of the crown throughout the year. According to The Mirror, "His Majesty’s decision to appear in the historic moment with just his closest and most loyal family members will show his vision of a slimmed down monarchy,” royal sources told them.

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So, who are the ‘working royals who are ‘set’ to appear on the balcony? 

Aside from King Charles and Queen Camilla, supporting them will be Prince William and Kate Middleton, alongside their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. 

There will also be the King’s sister Princess Anne and her husband Tim Laurence, the new Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, Prince Edward and his wife Sophie. The less well-known ‘working royals’ who will be joining them will be the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, and the Duke of Kent and his sister, Princess Alexandra. 

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, according to the Royal.uk website, “The Duke of Gloucester carries out a significant number of public duties and undertakes hundreds of official engagements in the UK and overseas each year. The Duke is associated with over 150 charities and organisations.”

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The Duke of Gloucester, Prince Richard is married to Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester. They have three children, the Earl of Ulster, Lady Davina Lewis, and Lady Rose Gilman. According to Town & Country, “Originally from Denmark, Birgitte Van Deurs was studying in a language program while the Duke was studying architecture. Queen Elizabeth gave the Duke permission to marry Birgitte (now the Duchess of Gloucester) in 1972, promoting the New York Times to run the headline ‘Queen’s Cousin Will Wed a Secretary.”

According to The Mirror’s report that only ‘working royals’ will appear on the balcony, this will mean that Prince Andrew, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (if they attend) will not be able to join the rest of their family.

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