Why Prince George was stopped from being Page of Honour for King Charles

Prince George and King Charles

Why Prince George was stopped from being Page of Honour for King Charles

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 09/11/2023

- 15:03

The monarch delivered the first King's Speech of his reign this week

Prince George was stopped from being a Page of Honour for King Charles during the State Opening of Parliament on Tuesday.

The 10-year-old had a starring role at King Charles's Coronation in May as a page boy, however, this time around he was preparing for his upcoming exams.

King Charles read out the King's Speech on Tuesday, which consisted of Rishi Sunak's policies and legislation for the upcoming parliamentary year.

The event was filled with pomp and pageantry, with Queen Camilla donning the late Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Diadem and her Bruce Oldfield Coronation dress.

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The other page boys that Charles had at the Coronation made an appearance in The House of Lords on Tuesday.

However, the second-in-line to the throne did not attend the historic ceremony.

As confirmed by Prince Williams at the Earthshot Prize Awards, Prince George was busy preparing for his entrance exams for Eton College.

This was also why the Princess of Wales could not accompany her husband to Singapore.

King Charles and Queen Camilla

King Charles at the State Opening of Parliament


The pages at the Coronation were Prince George, Nicholas Barclay, Ralph Tollemache and Lord Oliver Cholmondeley.

Apart from the future King, all the pages reprised their roles for the State Opening of Parliament.

George was replaced by Charles van Cutsem, the son of Hugh and Rose van Cutsem.

The Prince of Wales spoke about George's exams during his trip to Singapore.

Prince George

Prince George being a page boy at the Coronation


Prince George

Prince George is preparing for his exams at Eton


He said: "I should mention that Catherine is very sorry she can’t be here.

"She is helping George through his first set of major exams."

Eton College is a short walk away from Prince George's home, Adelaide Cottage.

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