Nine-year-old Prince George has already made his mark on coronation history by reportedly managing to persuade his grandfather – newly crowned King Charles III – to part with a centuries-old tradition.
The youngster, who was one of four pages of honor on Saturday (May 6), voiced concerns to the monarch that he would be bullied over having to wear white knee breeches.
The King duly agreed, replacing the breeches and tights – which were also proving an issue for George – with trousers. For he, meanwhile, had already decided to swap his own breeches for a pair of naval trousers, much to the dismay of the royal tailor who felt his buckled court shoes had to be worn with tights.
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A royal courtier told the Mail Online’s Ephraim Hardcastle: “He also wasn’t keen on wearing tights and becoming a subject of ribaldry at school.”
The costume amendment clearly pleased the Prince – who is now second in line to the throne. He appeared all smiles on the Buckingham Palace balcony alongside his three fellow pages.
Prince George and his sister Princess Charlotte were later delighted further when Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog gatecrashed Sunday’s live Coronation concert.
The royal siblings who attended without little brother Prince Louis, appeared to enjoy themselves at the lavish event – and never more so than when the Muppet couple put in an appearance alongside actor Hugh Bonneville.
Grandfather King Charles III and Queen Camilla appeared slightly bemused by the comedy skit, in which Miss Piggy attempted to flirt with Paddington star Bonneville.
Charlotte, in particular, made no attempt to conceal her enjoyment of the endearing moment, while George covered his face and smiled.
At one point the pair stood with others in the royal box, including the King and Queen, and danced to Lionel Richie’s hit All Night Long and songs by Take That.
They also waved their flags enthusiastically and swayed in time to the music, while Charlotte sang the words to Katy Perry’s Roar and Firework with gusto as the US singer took to the stage wearing a gold metallic ball gown.
Eventually, Kermit, dressed in a smart suit and tie, joined the Windsors in the royal box, waving his flag in front of a delighted Duke of Edinburgh.