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The Duchess of Edinburgh becomes Colonel-in-Chief of The Royal Irish Regiment in major new appointment

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The Duchess of Edinburgh has been bestowed two new military honours by The King in a series of appointments.

Her Royal Highness has become both Colonel-in-Chie of The Royal Irish Regiment and Royal Colonel of The Queen’s Own Yeomanry.

Following King Charles III’s Accession to the throne, His Majesty is honouring members of his family with new military appointments.

This includes the Duchess of Edinburgh, who adds these new roles to her existing military appointments.

Every year, Sophie holds an annual competition in which her affiliated regiments from the UK and Canada compete against each other in a series of challenges, to foster cooperation.

The Duke of Edinburgh has also been appointed to two new military roles.

Prince Edward becomes Colonel-in-Chief of The Royal Dragoon Guards as well as the Colonel-in-Chief of The Queen’s Royal Hussars.

For twenty years, Edward has served as Royal Honorary Colonel of The Royal Wessex Yeomanry, whose troops have deployed in support of both The Queen’s Royal Hussars and The Royal Dragoon Guards.