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Eve Beattie

These are the eight schoolboys picked by King Charles and Queen Camilla for prestigious Coronation role

The group of eight schoolboys who have been given the important task of supporting King Charles and Queen Camilla on Coronation Day have been revealed.

On May 6, the historic day as the procession of the King and Queen, their regalia, senior clerics, and other figures makes its way through Westminster Abbey, the pages will be in charge of holding the robes of some of the leading individuals taking part.

The boys will wear a scarlet frock coat with gold trimmings, a white satin waistcoat, white breeches and hose, white gloves, black buckled shoes and a lace cravat and ruffles, reports the Mirror.

King Charles' pages

Prince George of Cambridge (Getty Images)
Prince George

Grandson to King Charles and heir to the throne, Prince George is among the youngest pages

At just nine years old, Prince George is several years younger than the other boys that have been granted the task.

Despite this, it is believed that his parents and grandfather were keen for him to have some sort of role in the ceremony.

A well-placed insider added: "The King is very keen to show those in the line of ­succession, his natural heirs, at the centre of his Coronation.

"Even though he is only nine, George is very mature and already has a deep understanding of the roles of his grandfather and father, as well as his future role."

It was first suggested last month that George would have a role in the Coronation - although his parents were keen for it to not put him under too much scrutiny.

Sunday Times royal editor Roya Nikkhah previously told True Royalty TV's The Royal Beat: "They are very keen, but if George does have an official role, it will be quite low-key.

"They are very conscious that he will return to school on the Tuesday [after the Coronation], and they do not want him to be overwhelmed by the attention. But he may play a smaller official role."

Lord Oliver Cholmondeley

Oliver is a son of the 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley and his wife and former model, Rose Hanbury.

He has a twin brother Alexander, who will one day inherit their father's title as he is older and is currently Earl of Rocksavage. They also have a younger sister called Iris.

According to the Telegraph, Oliver landed the page role as Alexander will one day inherit the family title.

Rose Hanbury, Marchioness of Cholmondeley (GETTY)

However, 13-year-old Oliver won't be the only one to page to the monarch as his father, David, was a page of honour to the late Queen Elizabeth for two years from the ages of 14 to 16 in the 1970s.

In 1990, he became the Lord Great Chamberlain, in charge of the Palace of Westminster, and served in this role up until Elizabeth II's death last year.

The family are close friends with Prince William and Kate and live near them in Houghton Hall in Norfolk.

Nicholas Barclay

The third of Charles' pages is 13-year-old Nicholas Barclay - a son of the King's goddaughter Rose Troughton and her husband Piers Barclay.

His mother is the daughter of Sarah Troughton, who is now one of Queen Camilla's six companions who accompany her on engagements and is said to be one of her personal friends.

She is also a second cousin of Charles and is the first woman to hold the role of Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire.

Ralph Tollemache

Ralph Tollemache is the final page of the King and is also the son of one of Charles' godchildren.

The 12-year-old's father, Edward Tollemache, is a banker and aristocrat. Hewelcomed the King to his wedding to wife Sophie in 2007.

He too was a former page to the late Queen.

As well as Ralph, he and Sophie, who has a part in the film A Fish Called Wanda, have two other children, Theo and Stella.

Queen Camilla's pages

Louis and Gus Lopes (Alan Davidson/REX/Shutterstock)

Gus and Louis Lopes

Camilla will have twin grandsons Gus and Louis among her pages.

The 13-year-olds are the younger sons of Camilla's daughter Laura and her husband Harry. They also have an older sister called Eliza, who is said to be also primed to have a special role on the big day.

Freddy Parker Bowles

Joining his cousins Gus and Louis will be Camilla's other grandson Freddy, who is the younger child of her son Tom and his former wife Sara.

Freddy is also 13 and was born just months after his twin cousins. The trio were pictured together at Windsor last year during Garter Day.

He also has an older sister Lola, who is also said to be announced as having a role at the Coronation in due course.

Arthur Elliot

The final of Camilla's pages is her 10-year-old great-nephew Arthur Elliot.

Arthur is the grandson of Camilla's extremely close sister Annabel and his father Ben is a former co-chairman of the Conservative party.

His mum Mary-Clare is the daughter of singer Steve Winwood, who had hits with Valerie and Higher Love, and he also has a younger brother called Ike.

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