How The Queen's Great-Grandchildren Might Steal The Spotlight At Her Platinum Jubilee

Buckingham Palace has been busy putting the final touches on Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee. The four-day event, which will commemorate Elizabeth's 70 years on the British throne, will include a variety of special events, including a Thanksgiving service, a lunch, a live concert, and the Trooping of the Colour, per People.

Senior members of the royal family will also play important roles in the celebration, with Prince William and Kate Middleton leading the way with a trip to Wales. "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," Buckingham Palace said in a statement, per People. "Members of the Royal Family will attend engagements in each nation, including public events marking the occasion."

While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will make the trip to Great Britain with their two children to attend the festivities, they will be excluded from standing on the royal balcony with Elizabeth during the Trooping of the Colour. One person probably relieved by the decision is Prince Charles, who was reportedly worried that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would try to upstage the queen during the event. "Charles wants the Platinum Jubilee to focus only on the Queen," a source told The Sun

But there is a group of royals who might steal the spotlight from Queen Elizabeth: her adorable great-grandchildren!

The queen's great-grandchildren will participate in a special event before her Platinum Jubilee

It won't just be the adults taking center stage at Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee. Many of her 12 great-grandchildren will take part in a "Gallop Through History" pageant at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, which is taking place ahead of the four-day event occurring in June 2022, per The Telegraph, via People.

Those expected to ride in a horse-drawn carriage for the event include Prince William and Kate Middleton's three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis; Peter and Autumn Phillips' two daughters Savannah and Isla; Zara and Mike's Tindall's children, Mia, Lena, and Lucas; Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's son August; and Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi's daughter Sienna. It is unknown if Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's two children — son Archie and daughter Lilibet — will be in attendance.

Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor will drive the carriage that belonged to Prince Philip. Queen Elizabeth has found subtle ways to honor her husband after his passing in 2021. At his March 2022 memorial service, Elizabeth wore green, her late husband's livery color, as well as a a diamond and ruby brooch that Philip had gifted to her in 1966.

And there's no doubt Queen Elizabeth will find other ways to pay tribute to Prince Philip throughout her Platinum Jubilee.