Sun: "Prince Philip Wants Princess Anne To Head Up The Royal Marines Once Harry Quits"

soleil

War Hero
"Prince Philip wants his daughter to take over as head of the Royal Marines after Harry walked away from the job.

He is said to be “incandescent with rage” at Harry for giving up his military role, including Captain General of the Royal Marines — a job Philip held for 64 years."

 
Did she even go to Dartmouth? My opinion of Anne as a Senior RN/RM figure is the same as Prince Edward, at least he gave it a go :(

She gets dressed up in a uniform and is told where she has to be and when, before somebody says she does wonders for the RN.
 
"Prince Philip wants his daughter to take over as head of the Royal Marines after Harry walked away from the job.

He is said to be “incandescent with rage” at Harry for giving up his military role, including Captain General of the Royal Marines — a job Philip held for 64 years."

'Incandescent'? Hyperbole the rule,rather than the exception at the Sun? :)
 

Dredd

War Hero
Super Moderator
Yawn.

Is it a purely ceremonial position with no operational or strategic input?

Not really an issue then.
 

Branch-Hopper

War Hero
Harry is/was also Commodore-in-Chief Small Ships and Diving.
Who is getting that?

HolderNaval rank (if any)Appointment[4]Dates
The Prince of WalesHon. Admiral of the FleetCommodore-in-Chief, Plymouth
Commodore-in-Chief, Aircraft Carriers[5]
2006
2019
The Duchess of Cornwall-Commodore-in-Chief, Naval Medical Services2006
The Duke of CambridgeLieutenant CommanderCommodore-in-Chief, Scotland
Commodore-in-Chief, Submarines
2006
The Duke of SussexLieutenant CommanderCommodore-in-Chief, Small Ships and Diving2006
The Duke of YorkHon. Vice-AdmiralCommodore-in-Chief, Fleet Air Arm2006
The Earl of Wessex-Commodore-in-Chief, Royal Fleet Auxiliary2006
The Princess RoyalHon. AdmiralCommodore-in-Chief, Portsmouth2006
Prince Michael of KentHon. Vice-AdmiralCommodore-in-Chief, Maritime Reserves2006
 

soleil

War Hero
Harry is/was also Commodore-in-Chief Small Ships and Diving.
Who is getting that?

HolderNaval rank (if any)Appointment[4]Dates
The Prince of WalesHon. Admiral of the FleetCommodore-in-Chief, Plymouth
Commodore-in-Chief, Aircraft Carriers[5]
2006
2019
The Duchess of Cornwall-Commodore-in-Chief, Naval Medical Services2006
The Duke of CambridgeLieutenant CommanderCommodore-in-Chief, Scotland
Commodore-in-Chief, Submarines
2006
The Duke of SussexLieutenant CommanderCommodore-in-Chief, Small Ships and Diving2006
The Duke of YorkHon. Vice-AdmiralCommodore-in-Chief, Fleet Air Arm2006
The Earl of Wessex-Commodore-in-Chief, Royal Fleet Auxiliary2006
The Princess RoyalHon. AdmiralCommodore-in-Chief, Portsmouth2006
Prince Michael of KentHon. Vice-AdmiralCommodore-in-Chief, Maritime Reserves2006
I wonder whether it will be The Duchess of Cambridge? She doesn't seem to have been appointed to any of these roles so far.
 

Branch-Hopper

War Hero
Either way the nation is going to be short on royals for all the jobs and patronages that exist, both civil and military.

In the last twelve months or so we have lost DoE, DoY, and now DoS from the "active list". Looking at the generation now doing almost of the jobs, the four children of HMQ, allowing for spouses they could, in theory, have fielded eight bodies in any day. They are not getting any younger and will, too have to take a back seat in due course.

The Canadian Couple, vying for more personal time, have really left the Cambridges with a heap of events and portfolios to cover. They are now going to be busy. Selfishly the Sussex's have ensured that the Cambridge household are going to have even less time for their children.

Anyway, don't want to start another thread on that topic....
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
If William can wear dolphins without qualifying I'm sure Anne can be head of the booties, plus she probably has more balls than most of the Royals.

She's a chip off the fathers block IMO.
 
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Sandy Lid

Midshipman
If William can wear dolphins without qualifying I'm sure Anne can be head of the booties, plus she probably has more balls than most of the Royals.

She's a chip off the fathers block IMO.
Nah,
My money's on Bore Grylls, he's an 'onorary Bootie already, right?
Teach you lot how to do proper soldiering
 
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