The Duke of Edinburgh, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II of England, gave his military role to the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles’ wife, on Wednesday in a solemn ceremony.
“The Duke of Edinburgh was replaced by the Duchess of Cornwall as Colonel of the Gun Regiment in a ceremony held at Windsor Castle and Highgrove House,” the British royal family reported on Twitter. .
The Duke of Edinburgh announced his retirement from public life in 2017 but still held this clearly symbolic military post. “He is grateful for his 67 years of service and support for this regiment,” said Buckingham Palace on the same social network.
Felipe, 99, is the longest serving consort in the history of the British royal family. The Queen has come to describe him as her “constant strength and leadership”.