Prince George Carries King Charles' Robe In Touching Family Moment At The Coronation
Prince George was given a starring role at King Charles III's historic coronation, that took place in London's Westminster Abbey on May 6.
The nine-year-old royal, who is now second in line to the throne, was front and centre of the coronation ceremony in a sweet red military-style uniform as he took his place as one of King Charles' pages of honour on the day. These traditional uniforms were first worn at the coronation of King Edward VII in 1902.
Young Prince George was tasked with helping carry his grandfather's robes as he made his way into London's Westminster Abbey for the official ceremony, along with fellow page boys Lord Oliver Cholmondeley, Ralph Tollemache and Nicholas Barclay.
Photographers snapped the touching moment that Prince George lifted the King's opulent robes while wearing smart white gloves, and walked with him into the coronation – as well as the cheeky moment in which the young royal seemed to stick his tongue out.
The Queen's robes, meanwhile, were carried by her grandsons Freddy Parker Bowles, Louis Lopes and Gus Lopes as well as her great-nephew Arthur Elliot.
Prince George's father, Prince William, also had a significant role in the coronation ceremony, kneeling before his father the King and pledging his loyalty and allegiance. The 40-year-old Prince placed his hands in his father's and said, 'I, William, Prince of Wales, pledge my loyalty to you and faith and truth I will bear unto you, as your liege man of life and limb. So help me God.'
The heartfelt moment saw Prince William touch his father's crown and kiss the new monarch on the cheek, to which King Charles seemed to respond with 'Thank you, William.'
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