The last few months have been one hell of a ride for the Royals. Just when we thought it couldn’t get more dramatic than the Prince Andrew shitshow, Harry and Meghan threw the towel in and told everyone making their lives difficult to get stuffed. The fallout of both of these incidents has been ongoing, but we have a silver lining: everybody’s favourite Royal, Princess Anne, is going to make history by taking over one of Prince Harry’s positions.
According to The Sunday Times, Queen Liz will soon make the announcement that Princess Anne will take over as Captain-General of the Royal Marines. She’ll be the first woman to ever hold the title.
Harry has only been Captain-General of the Royal Marines himself for a bit over two years, taking the role in December 2017 after Prince Philip retired from royal duties. Before that, Philip held the title for 64 years.
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Harry still has a couple of months left before he officially bows out and heads off with Meghan to live their best lives. There will reportedly be one final “farewell engagement” with the Royal Marines for Harry, and then Princess Anne will step into the role.
Princess Anne already has a long list of military titles to her name – she’s associated with 65 other military organisations – and is a notorious hard worker, so the extra workload is in safe hands. In 2019 she attended 506 engagements, coming second only to her brother Prince Charles, who attended 521.
It’s going to be quite a while before all the loose ends are tied up once #Megxit goes ahead, but I’m all here for this particular resolution. Although personally I’m on team ‘just give Anne the crown already’ so perhaps I’m biased.
Either way, here’s to Princess Anne and her constant butt-kicking of life.
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