Royal Family

‘Where’s George?!’ Lip reader shares panicked moment Kate and Sophie lose Prince

The Duchess of Edinburgh allegedly questioned where Prince George was as the Royal Family greeted well-wishers from the Buckingham Palace balcony this afternoon.

A professional lip reader has claimed that Sophie, the Duchess of Edinburgh, realised there was a child missing on the Buckingham Palace balcony during the King’s Coronation debut this afternoon. Speaking to the Sunday Express, the lip reader, having watched the family’s interactions above crowds this afternoon, said that the Duchess asked Kate, the Princess of Wales, where Prince George was. She allegedly said: “Theres a kid? missing…Where’s George?”

The lip reader claimed that the princess replied “yeah” before nodding and laughing.

The young royal, nine, was not standing with his mother, father, Prince William, sister Princess Charlotte and youngest brother Louis.

The four were seen standing to the King’s right, alongside the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh and their children.

The prince was also on the balcony, but just out of eyeshot to their left, clad in red standing with the King’s pages.

Royal Family

The Royal Family appeared on the balcony several times today (Image: GETTY)

Prince George

Prince George was standing on the balcony with a schoolfriend (Image: GETTY)

Several page boys accompanied the monarch and Queen Consort, with the royals each assigned four Pages of Honour.

Each page was a schoolboy who was either a family friend or close relative of the Royal Family.

The King’s pages include:

  • Prince George of Wales
  • Nicholas Barclay, grandson of Sarah Troughton
  • Lord Oliver Cholmondeley, son of the Marquess of Cholmondeley
  • Ralph Tollemache, grandson of Lord Timothy John Edward Tollemache, the fifth Baron Tollemache

Page boys

The page boys were seen carrying the King’s train (Image: SKY NEWS)


Camilla’s page boys were her grandsons and nephews (Image: SKY NEWS)

The Queen’s pages include:

  • Her three grandsons, twin boys Gus and Louis, and 13-year-old Freddy
  • Her great-nephew, Arthur Elliot

They attended to the King and Queen during the Coronation service and participated in other activities after the main event.

The King’s Pages of Honour were seen carrying the monarch’s train as he exited Westminster Abbey earlier today.

According to the lip reader, Camilla was directing her pages as they walked out to the balcony.

They told the Sunday Express that the Queen gave orders to two of the boys, telling them to “move forward” and to “come nearer.”

The Queen reportedly loves texting her grandchildren, she told Vogue in an interview last year.

She told the publication: “It’s very nice getting a text. We learn from very young people and they learn from us, too. That’s the way it’s always been.”