Kate Middleton's special new title that once belonged to Prince William

The Princess of Wales is set to be given a military honouring role for the monarch's first birthday celebrations as King.

Kate Middleton split layout with plane in sky for Trooping the Colour
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Kate Middleton is set to receive a new title that used to belong to Prince William for King Charles' first Trooping the Colour as new military honour is revealed.

Kate Middleton is set to get a new title to mark the King's first Trooping the Colour.

The Princess of Wales has been given a ceremonial military role as part of plans for King Charles' official birthday - that will see his first Trooping the Colour held on 17th June 2022.

During the proceedings, King Charles is expected to ride horseback alongside Prince William who is next in line to the throne in royal succession.

But Kate isn't the only royal to receive a new title, as Camilla, Queen Consort replaces Prince Andrew as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards.

The role was removed from Andrew when he was stripped of his military titles and was previously held by Kate, and has also been held by her husband Prince William in previous years.

But with these new military title changes, Prince William will take on the role of Colonel of the Welsh Guards. 

Trooping the Colour has played a historical part of royal life - with the ceremony having been held annually for more than 260 years.

In recent years there have been more than 1,400 soldiers parading with 200 horses and an army of musicians taking to the Horse Guards Parade, before the royal party return up The Mall for a Royal Air Force fly-past they will watch from the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

This year the celebrations fell during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June and back then, when Charles was a Prince, he took the salute and inspected the royal guards on behalf of his mother Queen Elizabeth II.

Ahead of the King's Coronation, a new set of 50p coins have been unveiled by Royal Mint and the portrait released which will be printed on King Charles' bank notes.

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is currently a Senior Entertainment Writer for Goodto.com, formerly Senior Entertainment writer for Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life and has more than 16 years of experience in newspapers, magazines and online. She currently writes a mix of Entertainment news - including celebrity births, weddings and reality show line-ups including Strictly, Dancing On Ice and The Great British Bake Off, reporting the the latest news about the Royal kids Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet as well as Family news stories from baby names to store closures and product recall warnings. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.