THE Grenadier Guards want Kate Middleton to replace Prince Andrew as their colonel, it has been reported. Senior officials have said they want the Duchess of Cambridge to take on the role after the Duke of York was axed from the position this month.
Kate would be the first appointed female colonel in the regiment’s 366-year history if she were to take on the role. And she would replace disgraced Prince Andrew who was stripped of his military patronages over allegations he sexually assaulted Virginia Giuffre – something he has always strongly denied.
A senior source in the Grenadier Guards told The Times: “From straw polling through the ranks, they would all love it to be Kate. “We all admire the way she has fitted in and behaved, she never seems to put a foot wrong.”Everything she has taken on she really commits to and we want someone who will really engage with us.” The appointment is decided by the regiment and the Queen, 95, who has so far taken on Andrew’s role by default.