There is a new title for Catherine, Princess of Wales. In place of Prince William, Kate has been appointed by King Charles III as the new honorary Colonel of the Irish Guards. Given that the Princes of Wales have nearly always recognized the guards regiment on St. Patrick’s Day since joining the royal family in 2011, the decision is appropriate. In 2011, just two months before he wed Kate, Queen Elizabeth II appointed Prince William as an honorary Colonel of the Irish Guards. William even wore the red Irish Guards officer uniform for their Westminster Abbey wedding.
William has a new duty now that his wife Kate has taken over his. Three months after bestowing upon him the title of Prince of Wales, which Charles held prior to becoming king, King Charles designated his eldest son Colonel of the Welsh Guards.
There are yet more appointments made by the sovereign. King Charles also bestowed the title of Queen Consort on his wife, Camilla. She currently serves as the Grenadier Guards’ Colonel. Prince Andrew had previously held the title, but after his sexual assault lawsuit, his mother, Queen Elizabeth, removed that distinction in January. The inaugural Trooping the Colour in celebration of King Charles’ birthday will be held on June 17 of next year, even though his real birthdate is November 14.