Kate Middleton will be making history and following the step of Queen Elizabeth II as she is tipped to take over Prince Andrew's major role. The news came months after the Duchess of Cambridge also took over Prince Harry's royal patronages. Both Prince Andrew and Prince Harry stepped back from their royal duties.
Kate Middleton Rumored To Be The First Female Colonel After Queen Elizabeth II
Prince William's wife is set to swipe one of Prince Andrew's major roles. Kate Middleton was tipped to be the next Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, making her the first female colonel of the regiment in 80 years.
The last woman to hold the title was Queen Elizabeth II in 1942. Middleton taking over the disgraced royal's major role is being "seriously considered," a senior royal source said, per Express.
The Duke of York served as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards since 2017. He took over the role from his late father, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who held the role since 1975.
When the Queen stripped Prince Andrew of his titles, the role was returned to Her Majesty by default and left vacant. In January, there were rumors that the senior members of the Grenadier Guards were lobbying for Middleton to take on the role that Prince Andrew vacated.
Middleton has been lined up to join Queen Elizabeth II at the Sovereign's Parade, taking place at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
Kate Middleton Took Over Prince Harry's Two Royal Patronages
In February, Kate Middleton was the first royal to take over the patronages from Prince Harry, almost two years after he and his wife, stepped back from their royal duties. Middleton was named the new patron of the Rugby Football League and Rugby Football Union.
After months of speculations that the Duchess of Cambridge would take over the royal patronages, Middleton confirmed it in a post on Instagram.
"I am so thrilled to become Patron of the Rugby Football League and Rugby Football Union – two fantastic organisations who are committed to harnessing the power that sport can have in bringing communities together and helping individuals flourish," Middleton wrote in the post.
"I look forward to working with them across all levels of the games, and to cheering England on in what promises to be an exciting year for both sports!" she added, before concluding the post with her initial "C" for Catherine.
Stay tuned for more news and update about Kate Middleton, Prince William ad the rest of the members of the royal family.