Kate Middleton to be Colonel of the Irish Guards

Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales, has just received a new military title in Great Britain from King Charles III. The latter has this Wednesday officially redefined the roles of some of the members of the royal family in the British Army, HuffPost reports. Thus Kate became a colonel of the Irish Guards.

This title has belonged to her husband, Prince William, since 2011. Kate, who is also the Duchess of Cornwall, achieves the highest military rank of this elite unit of light infantry, one of the foot regiments of the British Royal Guard. The Irish Guard was established in 1900 by Queen Victoria, BFMTV states. The Prince of Wales, he inherited the title of colonel of the Welsh Guards, another regiment of light infantry of the Guard.

Prince Andrew replaced by a woman

Queen Consort Camillia has not been forgotten. She was appointed colonel of the grenadier guard. The award had previously been given to Prince Andrew, stripped of his military honors by Queen Elizabeth II before the latter’s death in September 2021.

Charles III used the communication of these new appointments to announce that the military parade to mark his birthday, the Trooping the Color parade, would take place on 17 June 2023, although the monarch’s real birthday actually falls on 14 November… The ceremony takes place in his presence. As a reminder, the King’s coronation will take place on May 6, 2023, 42 days before.

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