The coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla will take place at Westminster Abbey on May 6 with the participation of their Pages of Honor.
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Who are the Pages of Honour?
Within the Sovereign’s Royal Household, the Page of Honour holds a ceremonial position. Children with ties to the Royal Family, whether by family or friendship, typically get the honour.
Four Pages of Honor will be assigned to each of King Charles and Queen Camilla during the Coronation, including Prince George and Camilla’s grandsons.
Eight lads have been chosen to serve as pages of honor for the King and Queen’s coronation.
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Prince George of Wales, 9, Lord Oliver Cholmondeley, 13, Nicholas Barclay, 13, Ralph Tollemache, 12 are the King’s pages.
Prince George of Wales
Nine-year-old Prince George, the eldest child of the Prince and Princess of Wales and future successor to the kingdom, entered the Nave of Westminster to witness his grandfather, the King, be crowned.
Lord Oliver Cholmondeley
Lord Oliver continues the legacy of his father, David, the Marquess of Cholmondeley, who served as the Queen’s page in 1974 as the Earl of Rocksavage and then served as Lord Great Chamberlain from 1990 to 2022. He just received the title of Lord-in-Waiting to King Charles, which entitles him to invitations to key state and royal engagements as well as the opportunity to represent His Majesty at royal gatherings.
The Hon. Edward and Sophie Tollemache have one kid, Ralph, who is their oldest child. The 5th Baron Tollemache’s eldest son and heir apparent, Edward, is married to Sophie Johnstone, a broadcaster. The then-Prince of Wales was one of the distinguished guests for the wedding on February 3, 2007, at St. Columba’s Church in Knightsbridge.
Living in Helmingham Hall in Suffolk is Edward, who is also the King’s godson, and his wife Sophie. Edward’s mother, Lady Tollemache, created the gardens at Helmingham, which has been in the Tollemache family for 500 years. The residence was highlighted in Tatler’s 2023 Country House Awards, taking up the trophy for Best Moat.
Sarah Troughton, the Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire, who served as the Duchess of Kent’s lady-in-waiting from 1990 until 2000, is the grandmother of Nicholas Barclay. Through her maternal grandfather, who was a brother of the Queen Mother, she is a second cousin of King Charles III.
The Queen appointed Troughton a Commander of the Order of St. John in 2013 and promoted her to Dame of the order in 2021. She was one of the first six women selected in 2022 to serve as Camilla’s Queen’s Companion, a position that was previously filled by a lady-in-waiting. Her Majesty considers her to be a close personal friend. It is believed that Nicholas is Rose Barclay’s child.
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Pages for the Queen consort are – Gus and Louis Lopes, 13, Freddy Parker Bowles, 13, Arthur Elliot, 10.
Gus and Louis Lopes
The twin sons of Laura, an art curator, and Harry Lopes, the Queen Consort’s sole child, Gus and Louis are the grandkids of the monarch. Eliza, their older daughter, was a bridesmaid for the Prince and Princess of Wales in April 2011, and The King and her were famously captured on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
Freddy Parker Bowles
Freddy is the younger son of food and book author Tom Parker Bowles and his former spouse, fashion writer Sara Buys. He is also the Queen Consort’s great-grandson. Tom is the King’s godson as well.
Businessman Ben Elliot and his wife Mary-Clare have one kid, Arthur, who is the eldest. Ben is the nephew of The Queen Consort. Ben resigned from his position as co-chairman of the Conservative party in September 2022. Both Quintessentially Group and Hawthorn Advisers were co-founded by him. The recent demise of Ben’s father, Simon Elliot, who was married to Annabel Elliot, the Queen’s sister, has left the family in despair.