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The RCR, who will be the new Col in Chief?

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With the passing of HRH Prince Philip... any ideas who will be appointed as the new Col in Chief of the RCR? Speculation? One criteria is that person needs to be a member of the Royal Family...
 

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Are there other considerations to fill the appointment?

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Are there other considerations to fill the appointment?

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The logical choices would seem to be either Edward (who is unofficially pencilled in to eventually become Duke of Edinburgh) or William, who as far as I’m tracking is the most senior member of the Royal Family not yet Col in Chief of a Canadian Regiment.

But allow for a seemly period of mourning to pass, plus we can’t have proper parades and Royal visits until the pandemic clears out.
 

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So if I get it right the Colonel in Chief does not have to be an actual "serving" royal. Looking at the PPCLI, Adrienne Clarkson is the Colonel in Chief and the Dental Corps has the Duchess of Gloucester (not to mention that the Norwegian King's Guard has a penguin as Colonel in Chief)

So appointing Prince Harry would be doable, would show the rebel spirit of the RCR and be a way of getting Harry back into a uniform. - Think about it guys. This could be big.

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. . . (not to mention that the Norwegian King's Guard has a penguin as Colonel in Chief)

Another flightless bird. Cluck, cluck

So appointing Prince Harry would be doable, would show the rebel spirit of the RCR and be a way of getting Harry back into a uniform. - Think about it guys. This could be big.

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Would also require approval by the Sovereign. They got him out of British uniform because he went his own way, why would they allow him a Canadian one.
 

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If he is not representing the Crown, why would they be involved in this process? Is the Queen directly involved with other similar appointments?
 

Blackadder1916

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If he is not representing the Crown, why would they be involved in this process? Is the Queen directly involved with other similar appointments?

If CFAO 3-4 is no longer the reference, whatever replaced it probably includes the following sentiment.

2. In this annex "Royal appointment" means the acceptance
by a member of the Royal Family of the offer of honourary appointment as
Colonel-in-Chief . . .

Appointment

3. "Her Majesty's pleasure" is the deciding factor in the matter of
Royal appointments.
 

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Another flightless bird. Cluck, cluck

Would also require approval by the Sovereign. They got him out of British uniform because he went his own way, why would they allow him a Canadian one.
Not quibbling but do we need royal approval if we decide on a none "working" prince? Not that I'm a republican or anything like that but we are our own country ... and if Adrienne will do, well...

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Not quibbling but do we need royal approval if we decide on a none "working" prince? Not that I'm a republican or anything like that but we are our own country ... and if Adrienne will do, well...

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Still needs "royal assent"
 

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There are at least five different regiments that will need a new C-in-C. No current regiment's currently have William or any of his cousins. Perhaps we might see one or both of the York daughters become C-in-C. The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (Duke of Edinburgh's Own) will either go to Charles in the short term and then to the Earl of Wessex, or perhaps directly to the Earl of Wessex.
 

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It may also have to do with who allied regiments in Britain receive, as there some times is a connection in this form.
 

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Well 31 CER has as Honorary Colonel, Andrew Bruce 11th Earl of Elgin...

 
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