Kate Middleton could potentially be about to make history if she is granted a new royal title.
The Duchess of Cambridge is currently being considered to take over Prince Andrew’s role as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards after he was stripped of his HRH title back in January.
Andrew was stripped of his titles and military and charitable affiliations by his mother Queen Elizabeth II in January after his sexual assault case with Virginia Giuffre.
This role was subsequently returned to the Queen by default and according to a royal source who spoke to The Daily Mail, Kate is “being seriously considered” to replace him.
This would make her the first female colonel of the regiment in 80 years since the Queen held the role in 1942, before she was coronated as Queen. Kate would also be the second woman ever to hold this position in its 366-year history.
The position will require Kate to attend regimental gatherings and medal ceremonies, parades, events and galas in the place of the Queen.
The news comes as she is set to stand in for the Queen at the Sovereign’s Parade at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
It also comes as reports in January said that senior officials of the Grenadier Guards had “unofficially requested” that Kate should be the one to take over the role.
A senior advisor told The Sunday Times in that the regiment would all “love it” if the Duchess was to take on this job.
“We all admire the way she has fitted in and behaved, she never seems to put a foot wrong,” the source told the publication.