‘Huge swell for Kate to take Colonel of Grenadier Guards’ as prominent role becomes vacant


KATE, the Duchess of Cambridge could be the first woman rewarded with a special military title in 366 years of the Grenadier Guards’ history, a royal editor claimed.

Mr Myers explained: “Well, she could be. It would be quite interesting to see who gets those royal patronages and military appointments stripped away from Prince Andrew.

“And Kate could be in for big promotion because, apparently, the Grenadier Guards – a very very important role within the Royal Family…she could become the next Colonel

“This was in the Sunday Times saying that there is a groundswell of support for her to take this role.

“So I think we could see her the first woman in the 366 years history of the Grenadier Guards taking the position.

Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton (Image: Getty )

Queen Elizabeth II with Prince Andrew

Queen Elizabeth II with Prince Andrew (Image: Getty )

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.’

A military source claimed the announcement of the new appointment was due to be made on Monday but had to be postponed.

The Grenadier Guards have fought bravely in almost every campaign of the British Army, including the Napoleonic, Crimean, Boer, First, and Second World Wars.

Prince Andrew was stripped of the titles soon after US judge Lewis Kaplan confirmed the Duke will be facing a legal trial over Virginia Giuffre’s allegations of sexual assault.

The Duke of York has categorically denied the allegations levied upon him by his accuser.

Buckingham Palace released a statement after 152 ex-Royal Navy and Royal Air Force veterans wrote a letter and pressurised Queen to remove the honorary titles.

The statement read: “With the Queen’s approval and ­agreement, The Duke of York’s military ­affiliations and royal patronages have been returned to the Queen.

Prince Andrew was forced to temporarily retire in 2019 following the backlash from his BBC Newsnight interview.

The Duke is now expected not to return to his public duties regardless of the outcome of the Giuffre civil court case.


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