On May 6, the day of the coronation of King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla, George will play a significant role while his siblings will only be in attendance as quests due to their young age.
Prince George will be a Page of Honor, which means he will be one of seven children who will be holding King Charles and Queen Camilla’s robes during the ceremony as they walk through Westminster Abbey.
The Mirror reports that the Pages of Honor will wear a scarlet frock coat with gold trimmings, a white waistcoat, hose, white gloves, black shoes, a lace cravat, and ruffles at the coronation.
“Throughout the Coronation Service on 6th May, Their Majesties will each be attended by four Pages of Honour. The Pages will form part of the procession through the Nave of Westminster Abbey,” a statement from Buckingham Palace read.
“The King’s Pages of Honour will be His Royal Highness Prince George of Wales, Lord Oliver Cholmondeley, Master Nicholas Barclay and Master Ralph Tollemache.
“The Queen Consort’s Pages of Honour will be Her Majesty’s grandsons, Master Gus and Master Louis Lopes and Master Freddy Parker Bowles, and Her Majesty’s great-nephew, Master Arthur Elliot,” the statement continued.
Knowing just how significant their son’s role will be, William and Kate make sure they prepare the young Prince for his grandpa’s big day.
Royal expert and author Ingrid Seward reported that George, as well as his siblings, have been given lessons.
“As one of four Pages of Honour, the nine-year-old will have had to learn about the six stages of his grandfather’s coronation in preparation for the big day,” Seward told the Mirror.
“Over the Easter holidays, Catherine will have been teaching not just George but all three of the children a simplified version of what they will be witnessing on the day.
“The recognition, the oath, the anointing, the investiture (which includes the crowning) the enthronement and the homage.”
What’s most, the Prince and Princess of Wales found a rather creative way to introduce George with his duties on the day of the coronation; through theater.
“By making it fun and by re-enacting parts of what their grandfather will be doing, both she and William hope George won’t be too daunted by his responsibilities,” Seward said.
“He will form part of the King’s Procession with the three others through the nave of Westminster Abbey.”
As there is no rehearsal for the coronation, the children were given a virtual tour of how it will look like.
“If he can visualise where he is supposed to go and what to do, it will reduce any nerves he might feel being the youngest page. The other three boys are 13 and 12 respectively,” Seward explained.
Further, she explained: “He will also have to get used to the idea of wearing the red-coated livery and lace of a page of honor, as I can’t see him going in a jacket and tie.
“Prince Michael of Kent, who was 11 at the late Queen’s Coronation, recalls his buckle shoes and dark green velvet jacket and how his schoolfriends teased him about wearing ‘fancy dress.’ No doubt George has had a bit of teasing to,” Seward concluded.
“But on the day, he will have the last laugh over his friends. When they watch on TV he will be there and they won’t. He will certainly never forget it.”
Not only William and Kate, but the King himself is also very proud of George and of his role on the day of the coronation and his role in the royal family.
“The King is very keen to show those in the line of succession, his natural heirs, at the centre of his Coronation,” a royal insider told the Mirror.
“Even though he is only nine, George is very mature and already has a deep understanding of the roles of his grandfather and father, as well as his future role.”
The insider added: “This task is a wonderful sign of the future being laid out by the King.”
The coronation is to take place on May 6. We are all looking forward to this significant even which hasn’t taken place for over 70 years.
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