The role that Prince George will play in the coordination of King Charles III has been announced, and it’s a big one that will last for at least two years, as the 9-year-old will take on new responsibilities continuing forward.
Young Prince George will play a key role in King Charles’ coronation
Prince George is preparing to play a key role at the coronation of his grandfather King Charles III, alongside Queen Camilla’s three grandsons, at Westminster Abbey on May 6.
The 9-year-old Prince has been named to serve as one of the Pages of Honor at the coronation in May, a highly prestigious role, which traditionally lasts for 2 to 3 years, Woman and Home reports.
Formally known as Prince George of Wales, he is the eldest child of William, Prince of Wales, and Catherine (Kate Middleton), Princess of Wales. George was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in London in 2013. He was previously styled as “His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge” during the reign of his great-grandmother Elizabeth II. George is second in line to the throne.
The four Pages of Honor will also form part of the procession through the Nave of Westminster Abbey.
Serving as Pages of Honor with George will be Camilla’s grandsons, twin brothers Gus and Louis Lopes, 14, sons of Camilla’s daughter Laura Lopes, and Freddy Parker Bowles, 13, son of Camilla’s son Tom Parker Bowles.
However, the Prince’s role is not without controversy. His involvement has been the subject of great family discussion behind the scenes, according to People. Reportedly, Prince William and Kate are concerned about the pressure the unique honor might put on their young son’s shoulders.
“We’re all very excited about Prince George’s role in the Coronation,” a Kensington Palace spokesperson said. “It will be an incredibly special moment.”
The young prince to take on new, continuing responsibilities
The role of Pages of Honor lasts for 2 to 3 years, which means that young Prince George could step up and become involved in other big occasions as well. The traditional roles for Pages of Honor are being tasked with carrying the monarch’s robes for “ceremonial occasions,” and there are typically four at any time.
For example, Pages of Honor are often present at the State Opening of Parliament, when “four pairs of hands are needed” to carry the monarch’s Robes of State. There is also the annual garter service at Windsor Castle.