Buckingham Palace confirmed on Tuesday that King Charles’ grandson Prince George and Queen Consort Camilla’s grandchildren will play key roles in the coronation of the British monarch next month.
George, the eldest son of heir to the throne Prince William, will be one of the king’s four pages of honour, joining the procession through the nave of London’s Westminster Abbey on May 6.
Camilla’s four pages will include her grandchildren Freddy Parker Bowles, Gus and Louis Lopes, and Arthur Elliot, her great-nephew.
The queen consort had previously stated that she wanted her grandchildren to play significant roles, despite the fact that their parents are the children of her first marriage to Andrew Parker Bowles.
The announcement comes as the Palace also released a new official photograph of Charles and Camilla, as well as information about the invitations that will be sent to the more than 2,000 coronation guests.
Alongside the photograph, the invitation for the Coronation and the details of the eight Pages of Honour that will attend Their Majesties at Westminster Abbey have also been revealed:
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The artwork for this, designed by heraldic artist Andrew Jamieson, was handpainted in watercolour and gouache, and features a motif of the Green Man – an ancient figure from British folklore.
Flowers on the invitation, which will be made from recycled card, will appear in groupings of three – a nod to the king being the third monarch to be called Charles – and it will also feature a lion, a unicorn and a boar, taken from the royal couple’s coats of arms.