Prince George, the eldest grandchild of King Charles, will play a special role at his coronation on May 6.
This week, additional information from Buckingham Palace was made public, including information about George’s participation in the historic occasion.
Along with Lord Oliver Cholmondeley, 13, Nicholas Barclay, 13, and Ralph Tollemache, 12, who are the children of family friends, the nine-year-old is one of the King’s Pages of Honor.
Meanwhile, her grandsons Gus and Louis Lopes, both 13 years old, Freddy Parker Bowles, also 13, and her great-nephew Arthur Elliot, 10, will serve as the Queen’s Pages of Honor.
Why haven’t Prince Louis and Prince Archie been given official roles given that the King and Queen want their families to attend the coronation?
Simply put, it’s probably due to their ages. Prince Louis, who charmed the country with his cheeky appearance at the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations, is only four years old, and the King and the Prince and Princess of Wales undoubtedly felt that the magnitude and significance of the occasion would have been too much for the young boy.
Archie, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son, is his younger cousin and shares the same traits. On May 6, which is also the day of the coronation, he will celebrate his fourth birthday.
Archie hasn’t been seen much in public since the Sussexes moved to Montecito and stopped acting as working royals, but he did make an appearance in the couple’s Netflix series.
Therefore, playing a formal role at the coronation would have been extremely intimidating.
Of course, it is still unknown if Harry and Meghan will show up, despite the fact that it appears they have already sent their RSVP.
Royal watchers believe that Harry will either go alone or with his wife Meghan. Archie and Lilibet’s appearance seems less and less likely, especially in light of Harry’s declaration that he thinks it is “too dangerous” to bring his kids to the UK.