Kate Middleton just received a new title from King Charles. The Princess of Wales is taking over a role her husband, Prince William, previously held.
Kate Middleton Takes Over Previous Role From Prince William?
King Charles III named his daughter-in-law, Kate Middleton, the new honorary Colonel of the Irish Guards. The new role fits the new Princess of Wales, who has been honoring the guards regiment most St. Patrick's Day holidays since she married Prince William and joined the royal family in 2011, People reported.
The Duchess of Cambridge usually sports a green ensemble when she greets the Irish Guards. The event includes a few fun staples, including the appearance from the regimental mascot, Irish wolfhound Turlough Mor (also known as Seamus) and a toast with Guinness.
Middleton is reportedly taking over the role from her husband. Queen Elizabeth named the Prince of Wales the honorary Colonel of the Irish Guards in 2011, two months before their royal wedding.
Prince William Receives New Title From Father King Charles Too?
Yes, Prince William lost a role handed to his wife, however, his father also gave him a new one. King Charles named the heir to the throne the Colonel of the Welsh Guards.
The new title is fitting to Prince William, who has just been named the new Prince of Wales, following Queen Elizabeth's passing on Sept. 8.
"Today, I am proud to create him Prince of Wales, Tywysog Cymru," King Charles said in his inauguration speech as the new king of Britain, announcing his eldest son as the new Prince of Wales, BBC reported.
According to Kensington Palace, Prince William said they would "do their part to support the aspirations of the Welsh people."
"The prince and princess look forward to celebrating Wales's proud history and traditions as well as a future that is full of promise," the palace added. "They will seek to live up to the proud contribution that members of the Royal family have made in years past."
Queen Consort Camilla Also Receives A New Title Like Kate And William?
Aside from Middleton and Prince William, King Charles bestowed his wife, Queen Consort Camilla, a new title. The former Duchess of Cornwall was named as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards. The honor was previously held by Prince Andrew, but it was given back to the palace after Queen Elizabeth decided to strip the Duke of York of his military titles and royal patronages.
The outlet noted that the new assignments cleared some of the questions that had arisen after Prince Andrew was stripped of his royal titles.
Aside from giving away new titles to the senior members of the firm, the palace announced the first public celebration of King Charles' birthday, also known as Trooping the Colour. It will take place on June 17, 2023, just six weeks after his coronation day on May 6.
Stay tuned for more news and updates about Kate Middleton, Prince William, Queen Consort Camilla and King Charles.
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