UK's Prince Philip hands over patronage of the Rifles after 67 years

24 Juillet, 2020, 10:10 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • UK's Prince Philip hands over patronage of the Rifles after 67 years

Today, The Duke of Edinburgh has been succeeded as Colonel-in-Chief of @rifles_regiment by The Duchess of Cornwall, in a ceremony which took place at both Windsor Castle and Highgrove House.

Britain's Prince Philip has made a rare public appearance as he attended a military ceremony at Windsor Castle to transfer a long-held ceremonial role to his daughter-in-law Camilla.

During the Windsor ceremony, Philip will be thanked for his 67 years of support for The Rifles, and their forming and antecedent regiments, by Assistant Colonel Commandant, Major General Tom Copinger-Symes.

Her Royal Highness Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall becomes the Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles at Highgrove House on July 22, 2020.

Speaking before the ceremony, General Sanders said: "It's a bittersweet day because we're enormously proud of our association with the Duke of Edinburgh who has been the most fantastic Colonel-in-Chief and we've really flourished under his tenure".

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Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has been colonel-in-chief of the Rifles since its formatiion in 2007 but his connection to the regiment stretches back to 1953 as he has served as colonel-in-chief of successive regiments which make up the Rifles.

Philip retired from public duties in 2017.

Philip was recently pictured with the Queen at Windsor to mark his 99th birthday in June, and at Princess Beatrice's wedding on Friday. Her handsome dress was modelled on the Rifles' own uniform, in bottle green with a black trim, and featured the same buttons as worn on the soldiers' tunics - which have bugles on them.

At a parallel ceremony at Highgrove House, almost 100 miles (160 km) away in western England, Rifles' Colonel Commandant General Sir Patrick Sanders welcomed Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, as the new colonel-in-chief.

He also had to give up the title he inherited from Philip when he officially left the royal family on 30 March this year.

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