Coronation of King Charles: who are the Pages of Honor and what is their role? | UK News
With The coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla is just weeks away. It was announced today that the King’s grandson, Prince George, will be one of his page of honour.
The nine-year-old prince, who is second in line to the throne, is likely to one day be crowned at Westminster Abbey himself and this will mark the first time he has been given a major royal role.
As it has been over 70 years since the last coronation in Britain, many of us will not know what exactly a page of honor is.
So let’s take a look at what the role entails and who else has been given it.
What is a page of honor
A page of honor is a ceremonial office requiring attendance at important ceremonies such as coronations or the State Opening of Parliament.
The role of the Page of Honor is to carry the long train of the King’s robes.
The position differs from that of a page in the royal household, as the higher rank of uniformed staff is called.
The title is usually bestowed on the teenage sons of members of the nobility and nobility, particularly senior members of the royal household.
During her coronation in 1953, Queen Elizabeth II opted for six maids of honor to help carry the train of her gown instead of bellboys.
Prince George will be the youngest future king to play an official role at a coronation.
It is believed that his parents thought long and hard about allowing him to take on the role and only allowed it after discussing with him whether he would be okay with it.
George, along with the other Pages of Honour, will be required to wear a scarlet robe during the coronation and his grandfather’s robes during the procession down the nave of Westminster Abbey.
He will also join his siblings in the Procession of Kings from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey. Princess Charlotte and Prince George.
The three children will sit in a carriage behind the King and Queen Consort with their parents, the Prince and Princess of Wales.
Who are the other Honor Pages?
The king receives four pages of honor for his coronation.
George will be joined by Lord Oliver Cholmondeley, 13, Nicholas Barclay, 13, and Ralph Tollemache, 12.
All three are sons of friends of the Kings.
Queen Camilla will also have four Pages of Honor who will help carry the train of her dress.
For her pages of honor, Camilla has chosen her three grandchildren, twins Gus and Louis Lopes, 13, and Freddy Parker Bowles, 13, and great-nephew Arthur Elliot, 10.
The decision to give Queen Camilla’s family members such an important role in the ceremony is said to reflect the King’s devotion to his wife and their modern blended family.
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