George, Charlotte and Louis stole the show during King Charles' Coronation last year

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Monday, 6 May 2024, 2:27PM

All eyes were on King Charles during his coronation ceremony last year - but it was the youngest members of the royal family who stole the show.

Prince George had a very serious part to play in the coronation, acting as one of his grandfather’s Pages of Honour.

And Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis melted hearts as a sweet moment between the siblings was captured on camera and seen by millions around the world.

Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte arrive at the coronation of King Charles III. Photo / AP

The youngest child of Prince William and the Princess of Wales, 5, held tightly to the hand of his sister Charlotte, 8, as they walked into Westminster Abbey behind their grandfather.

In 2022, Louis’ antics at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee entertained us all, but at King Chales' coronation ceremony, he was on his best behaviour.

Photo / AP

Nine-year-old Prince George had a key role in the ceremony as one of Charles’ eight Pages of Honour.

They appeared with their parents in ceremonial dress, with Kate and Charlotte sporting matching silver floral headpieces. 

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Kate told crowds on the Friday prior that the children were “excited but nervous” for the coronation.

Prince George’s task as a page involved carrying the King’s robes along with fellow pages Nicholas Barclay, 13, Ralph Tollemache, 12, and Lord Oliver Cholmondeley, 13, who are sons of friends of the King.

Prince George acts as a Page of Honour during King Charles' coronation ceremony. Photo / AP

A source close to the royal family said, “Louis just always wants to have fun and is quite excited by it, they all are. He’s been giggling with his brother and sister, he finds it all very amusing.”

This article was first published in the NZ Herald and is republished here with edits and permission.

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