Kate Middleton, 40, could well be named colonel of the Grenadier Guards. Prince Andrew, Duke of York, has held this honorary role since 2017. Prince Andrew, 61, inherited this role from his father, Prince Philip. Recall that the second son of Queen Elizabeth II of England was stripped of his HRK title, patronages and military titles. The Duke of York must now fight his legal battle against Virginia Giuffre as an ordinary citizen. In addition, it would have been revealed that the brother of Prince Charles, 73, could also lose his police protection as early as next month. “The Metropolitan Police and the Home Office are currently carrying out a full review of his security,” sources told the Daily Mail.
Prince Andrew’s honorary military title could go to the 40-year-old Duchess of Cambridge. High-ranking officers of the Grenadier Guards believe that the wife of Prince William, 39, has the profile to play this role given her impeccable career. A source from The Sunday Times said: ‘From the straw to the ranks, they all wish it was Kate. “We all admire the way she has fitted in and carried herself, she never seems to take a wrong step,” the source clarified. By becoming the new colonel of the Grenadier Guards, Kate Middleton will be the first woman to occupy this role. No woman before the mother of Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3, has held the honorary post of colonel with the Grenadier Guards in its 366-year history of this regiment.
The appointment of the new colonel has been postponed
Everything suggests that Prince William’s wife could well be appointed to this post. A source told The Sunday Times that a new colonel should have been appointed by Monday January 17. The date was not kept and the publication was postponed. The source confirmed that the name chosen was not that of the Duchess of Cambridge. She therefore deduced that those responsible had reconsidered the appointment. Which suggests that it will be Kate Middleton, the daughter-in-law of Prince Charles, who will be named given the statements of a high-ranking source within the Grenadier Guards to the Sunday Times.
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