The Prince and Princess of Wales shared their reaction to their eldest son, Prince George, taking part in King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla's coronation. As a Page of Honour during the event, The role will entail the 9-year-old will walk in the procession and carry Charles' robes inside London's Westminster Abbey on May 6.
"His parents are very excited and delighted that he is a page," a spokesperson for William and Kate told People in a statement published April 14. "It's something that his parents have thought long and hard about and are very much looking forward to — and I'm sure George is too."
George's participation in the role will also be groundbreaking, as the prince—who is second-in-line to the throne—will be the youngest future king to have an official role at a coronation, according to The Telegraph.
Charles and Camilla will also see other familiar faces during their coronation, which marks the first coronation the United Kingdom has seen in 70 years. Among those in attendance will be Charles' siblings, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, as well as his second son Prince Harry.
The official invites for the ceremony were unveiled April 4, featuring beautiful spring imagery and the lily of the valley, which served as a subtle tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II, who died in September 2022.
"The Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla," read the card, which was sent out to 2,000 guests. "By command of the King the Earl Marshal is directed to invite [guest] to be present at the Abbey Church of Westminster on the 6th day of May 2023."