Prince George's official 'formal' role in the King's Coronation has been revealed - and it's an exciting one

The Wales youngster is one of four children to have the prestigious role

Prince George portrait
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Prince George's official 'formal' role in King Charles' Coronation has been revealed - and it's an exciting one.

Prince George's official 'formal' role in the King's Coronation has been confirmed, with the Wales youngster having been appointed a Page of Honor.

The young royal is one of four boys chosen to take up the prestigious role for the upcoming ceremony that will officially mark King Charles III's reign as monarch, taking over from his late mother Queen Elizabeth II who died.

George, nine, will have the responsibility of carrying his grandfather King Charles' robes alongside three other Pages of Honor who have been named as schoolboys Lord Oliver Cholmondeley, 13, Nicholas Barclay, 13, and Ralph Tollemache, 12. All three are the sons of His Majesty’s friends.

Prince George's role comes after it was revealed his role was causing some 'arguments' among royals after his mother Kate Middleton is claimed to have expressed some concern after if was reported that George, along with his siblings Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis were given prominent roles in the ceremony.

Camilla, Queen Consort, who is set to have a title change after the Coronation with the removal of Queen Consort for simply Queen Camilla, has chosen to include as her own Pages of Honour her grandchildren, three grandsons, twins Gus and Louis Lopes, 13, and Freddy Parker Bowles, 13, as well as her great-nephew, Arthur Elliot, 10.

All eight youngsters are expected to wear matching scarlet uniforms and will form part of the procession through the Nave of Westminster Abbey.

To carry out his duty, Prince George is expected to wear a knee-length scarlet coat with gold trimmings over a white satin waistcoat and lace jabot - a decorative ruffle or frill falling from the collar - white breeches, white stockings and black shoes with buckles. And following the tradition, they also carry a small ceremonial sword. 

King Charles III's coronation takes place on Saturday, May 6. It's yet unsure if Prince Harry and Meghan are going to the coronation.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)