Prince Harry To Take Over An Important Duty From His Grandfather

Prince Harry will be invited to replace his grandfather Prince Philip as head of Britain’s elite Royal Marines.
The 32-year-old royal is now likely to take on the ceremonial position once the Duke of Edinburgh stands down from public duties.
Prince Philip, 95, last week announced he will withdraw from public duties and has been ceremonial head of the Royal Marines since 1953.
The role has included regular visits to the marines on exercise in Norway and at the headquarters of 3 Commando Brigade in Plymouth.
Sources say the office of Major General Rob Magowan, the Commandant General of the Corps, has approved the offer of the role and the Queen has the final decision.
The role of Captain General of the Royal Marines is valued highly by the Corps and a senior officer has the task of informing the royal of all events and producing reports on the amphibious assault force.
Two years ago Prince Harry stepped in for his grandfather at the opening ceremony of a new amphibious centre for the Royal Marines, 1 Assault Group in Plymouth.
He arrived in the uniform of an Army Air Corps Captain and senior Royal Marine Generals, including the head of the Special Boat Service, saluted him despite his lower rank.
Harry struck up a strong rapport with the green berets during fighting in Helmand Province in Afghanistan in 2008 as an air controller, directing air strikes in support of marines from 40 Commando.
In 2012 he fought as an Apache helicopter pilot supporting Royal Marines and special forces who were tracing Taliban commanders and killing them.
The young Prince, who left the Army two years ago, is the only member of the Royal family who does not hold any honourary position within the armed forces.
His brother heads the Irish Guards, his uncle Prince Edward heads several Army Reserve units, Prince Andrew has a string of Army commands and Prince Charles heads dozens of regiments including the Paras.
Source: Mirror/Chris Hughes
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