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Prince William given new position as ‘personal aide de camp to the queen

The Duke of Cambridge has been made a personal aide-de-camp to the queen, it was announced today.
William’s honorary appointment was detailed in the Court Circular and the duke wore the insignia for the first time at the St Patrick’s Day parade for the 1st Battalion Irish Guards at Mons Barracks in Aldershot, Hampshire, The Guardian reported.The position has few duties but will be seen as symbolic of William’s growing role within the royal family.It comes after a week in which the monarch, who has been suffering from the symptoms of gastroenteritis, cancelled most of her public engagements.The Court Circular stated that the Queen “has been pleased to appoint The Duke of Cambridge as a personal aide-de-Camp to Her Majesty” with effect from today.Queen Victoria was the first to institute the appointment of a small group of personal aides-de-camp (ADC) positions, with one of the earliest holders being Prince Louis of Battenberg.William’s father the Prince of Wales is also a personal aide-de-camp to the monarch.The Duke of Edinburgh was mad e personal aide-de-camp by the queen’s father, King George VI.Principal ADC is an office held by some high-ranking officers in the armed services and includes carrying duties such as attendance on the Queen at the state opening of Parliament or representing the Queen at memorial services. 

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