King Charles announces first Trooping the Colour, new titles for royal family

It’s been just over three months since King Charles III took the throne – and the monarch has been busy with changes in the royal family.

On Wednesday, the palace announced the king bestowed new titles on Kate Middleton, Prince William and Queen Consort Camilla Parker-Bowles, while also revealing the date of his birthday, known as Trooping the Colours.

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Charles’ daughter-in-law has been officially appointed as the new honorary colonel of the Irish Guards, a title previously held by her husband.

King Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles, Kate Middleton, Prince William and the late Queen Elizabeth.

The monarch announced many changes for the royal family on Wednesday.

King Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles and Queen Elizabeth.

The monarch announced many changes for the royal family on Wednesday.


Given Middleton’s new role, the Prince of Wales was duly appointed Colonel of the Welsh Guards.

King Charles also revealed that the Queen Consort will serve as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, a position previously held by the disgraced Prince Andrew.

King Charles, Kate Middleton and Prince William.
The king has given Kate Middleton the title previously held by Prince William.
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Among the changes, the palace also announced that the annual Trooping of the Colors event will take place on June 17, 2023 – despite Charles’ 75th birthday actually being in November.

The king appears to have taken his late mother’s lead when he decided to hold the parade months before his actual birthday due to better weather.

The parade, which also celebrates the armed forces, will feature more than 1,400 soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians, according to Buckingham Palace.

The Queen Consort, King Charles, Prince William and Kate Middleton
The annual parade will take place after the day of the royal coronation.
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In fact, some royals will also participate in the parade, riding on horseback to be cheered on by thousands of people from afar.

The big day is set to come just six weeks after Charles’ coronation day – which could be another family reunion.

Camilla, Queen Consort, King Charles III,
The parade will celebrate the armed forces and Charles’ birthday.
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According to the Daily Mail, the monarch plans to invite his son Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle to the event, despite strained relations.

“Harry is his son and His Majesty will always love him,” the insider said. “Even though things are tough right now, the door will always be closed.”


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