The Royal Family attended the Easter service at St George’s Chapel at Windsor this past weekend and it was the first time that they had returned there since Queen Elizabeth’s funeral.
What caught the attention of many was how different Prince George looked compared to last years’s Easter service, and even the time he was seen on his late great-grandmother’s Platinum Jubilee celebration.
Last year, for example, he held his parents’ hands as they walked towards St George’s Chapel, and this year, he confidentially walking in front of his family.
George, who is second-in-line to the throne is growing up fast and he’s becoming more and more aware of the life that awaits him. His parents make sure he has a normal childhood, yet, they prepare him for his life as a royal and a future King.
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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.”
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Lord Oliver Cholmondeley, 13, is the son of former Lord Great Chamberlain David Cholmondeley, 62. Nicholas Barclay is the grandson of Camilla’s friend, Sarah Troughton, and finally, Ralph Tollemache, 12, is the son of Charles’s godson, Edward.
“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.
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As much as George’s parents, William and Kate, are excited for George’s role at his grandfather’s coronation, they are allegedly also concerned that the pressure might be too much for the young prince so early in his life.
“I’ve heard from my contacts that there is a bit of an argument going on about whether George should play a more formal role,” royal commentator and author Tom Quinn told the Express. “I’ve heard that Kate and William are worried that it will be too much for him.”
This won’t be the first time that the young Prince attends important events. However, compared to some of his recent public appearances, it is very obvious that he looks different, both in appearance and behavior.
For one, he has grown so much that many are convinced he would be the tallest monarch ever.
“George has gotten so tall!! All three have. But I can’t believe he’s going to be ten!!,” one person wrote, as reported by the Mirror.
“Prince George is a tall, solid looking lad which is what the Spencers were! Definitely a similarity to Prince George! Diana’s brother & in particular her father,” a second person stated.
“Prince George is going to be a tall man!” a third fan wrote. A fourth added: “Prince George is getting SO tall!! He’s nine years old!”
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“At this Easter service there was a status step-up from George, who walked ahead to lead his family into the service, showing a newly grown-up dynamic from the five Wales’s when it comes to royal outing,” Judi James told the Daily Mail.
“George used to be the one holding his father’s hand and looking rather timid, but here it was Charlotte walking in alongside William while Kate held Louis’s hand beside them.
“Even this family pecking order had its own upgrade, though, as Charlotte turned to look at her younger brother with what looked like a small checking gesture and then a beam of pride at his impeccable behaviour. On the way out of the service, it was Charlotte mirroring her mother, walking beside Kate and offering her own shy wave to the crowds in a gesture that showed who she takes her own lead from.”
It is very obvious that Prince George is very confident.
“Kate looked down at Louis with a grin of pride before smiling back up at the crowd as though sharing her admiration for his grown-up behaviour. Louis even appeared to look down to straighten his tie as he entered the chapel,” James explained.
“George was the first of their party out after the service, shaking hands without any prompting.”
We can’t wait to see George at the coronation. He will be part of an event that he himself will have the main role in when he will become a King one day.
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