Meet the Perfect Candidate to Replace Prince Andrew as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards
The Grenadier Guards are wooing Kate Middleton to replace their former Colonel Andrew after the Queen stripped him of his titles and military roles.
According to them, Kate’s work ethic is impeccable and they couldn’t be more honored if she ever chose to take up the role.
Senior Grenadier Guards Officials Want the Duchess of Cambridge as their New Colonel
It’s not an easy feat to have a great working history that you’re automatically recommended for a job by high-ranking people in the business. But the Duchess of Cambridge, who last year was awarded more important patronages by Her Majesty, has proven her worth when it comes to handling her roles, much like Sonic the Hedgehog when it comes to speed.
For more than two years since Andrew announced his decision to step back as a working royal, the Grenadier Guards, amongst other military regiments, has been in limbo. But following the Queen’s decision to completely cut off Andrew from his titles, they’re now free to get a better Colonel. And they’re choosing the Duchess of Cambridge as their “better” Colonel.
And guess what? This would make Kate the first female colonel in the regiment’s 366-year history if she were to take on the role. She’s reportedly highly favored by the Grenadier Guards, irrespective of their ranks.
A senior source in the Grenadier Guards told The Times: “From straw polling through the ranks, they would all love it to be Kate. We all admire the way she has fitted in and behaved, she never seems to put a foot wrong.
“Everything she has taken on she really commits to and we want someone who will really engage with us.”
The appointment for the new Colonel is decided by the regiment and Her Majesty, who has so far taken on Andrew’s role by default.
Announcement of the New Colonel of the Grenadier Guards Delayed after Kate Middleton Didn’t Make List
According to a military source, the announcement about the new colonel role has been delayed. The source told The Times that the name of the new colonel was “due to have been announced on Monday” but it “wasn’t the Duchess of Cambridge”.
“That it wasn’t announced means they have been thinking about it again,” the source added.
Andrew, 61, became the colonel of the Grenadier Guards in 2017 after inheriting the position from the late Duke of Edinburgh. Among his eight other military honors were Honorary air commodore of RAF Lossiemouth and Deputy colonel-in-chief of The Royal Lancers (Queen Elizabeth’s Own).
And there are ongoing debates concerning whether he should lose his round-the-clock police security and bodyguards too as he is “not a working royal”.
Buckingham Palace shared a statement earlier this month: “With The Queen’s approval and agreement, The Duke of York’s military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to The Queen.
“The Duke of York will continue not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen.”
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The Duchess of Cambridge would be the second female to become Colonel of The Regiment if it happens.