Thursday, 10 February 2011

New Royal Colonel

Her Majesty The Queen has been pleased to give her formal approval to the appointment of His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales, KG as Colonel of the Irish Guards.

HRH will take over the appointment from Major-General Sir Sebastian Roberts, KCVO OBE.

The regiment was formed in 1900 by order of Queen Victoria. Based in Victoria Barracks, Windsor, but currently deployed to Afghanistan, the Battalion is made up of five companies and a variety of supporting elements.

This is Prince William’s first honorary appointment in the Army, and he will be the Irish Guards’ first Royal Colonel. HM The Queen is Colonel-in-Chief.

His Grace the Duke of Abercorn, KG (above) was Colonel of the Regiment for eight years, until 2008.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

He's doing very well to be a Colonel at such a young age - good on you Prince William!