Kate as Colonel – Does Kate get Andrew’s military titles?

That would be awesome!

upheaval in the royal house. Megxit, Diana revelations, Philip’s death and the Andrew scandal. There has probably never been so much going on under the crown of Queen Elizabeth II (95). However, the many headlines also mean a lot of change – and they also have their good side.

Completely new tones could soon prevail in the conservative British monarchy. Duchess Kate (40) would mark a milestone. Because she is supposed to be the new Colonel of the Grenadier Guards!


The Grenadier Guards are one of the oldest regiments serving the Queen

The Grenadier Guards are one of the oldest regiments serving the QueenFoto: picture alliance / Photoshot

At least when it comes to the famous bearskin hats themselves.

Supposedly the British Army regiment wants Kate as their new Colonel! A Grenadier Guards insider told the Times there was said to have been a cross-rank poll.

The result: “They would all love it if it was Kate.”


Not William: The Grenadiers want Kate as their commander!

Not William: The Grenadiers want Kate as their commander!Foto: picture alliance / empics

It would be a novelty in the 366 year old regiment history. No woman has ever been allowed to bear this title.

But this reversal should not only have a symbolic character. They say Kate deserves it. “We all admire the way she has turned out and behaved, she never seems to take a wrong step,” the insider said.

Kate as Commander-in-Chief of the Grenadiers?

Anyway, the title is free again. Because Prince Andrew (61) had to give up his honorary military title and no longer represents his mother and queen. The background to this is Andrew’s involvement in the machinations of sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein († 66).

Epstein’s alleged victim, Virginia Guiffre, 38, is also said to have been sexually abused by the prince when she was a minor. That’s why she now wants to have Andrew tried in New York. A civil process in the case of such serious allegations would be fatal for the image of the royal family – which is why the Queen has already withdrawn ranks and patronage from her second eldest son.


Prince Andrew was most recently Colonel in the Grenadiers, but now he has had to relinquish all military titles

Prince Andrew was most recently Colonel in the Grenadiers, but now he has had to relinquish all military titlesPhoto: Steve Parsons/AP

With Kate always beaming, we would see a completely different Grenadier Guards number one.

Prince William’s wife (39) is pretty much the opposite of Andrew or Meghan (40), who fled to America. She almost never allows herself a public misstep and holds the royal family together with her contagious optimism like no other.

Whether or not she actually receives Andrew’s military title could be revealed as early as next week. The Grenadier insider claims that an announcement of the successor was planned for Monday. However, it has been postponed.

In addition to the regiment, the Queen also decides who will become the new Colonel. Does she share the opinion of her bodyguards? Your choice would be historic, the Grenadier Guards have been around for 366 years.

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