What will be different in 2023: The biggest innovations in the British royal family

New titles and Andrew offside

king consort Camillaand Charles’ daughter-in-law Princess Kate have been officers of the guard regiments of his Household Divisions since the end of last year, according to Buckingham Palace in London. Camilla is accordingly appointed “Colonel of the Grenadier Guards”. The post was last held by Charles’ younger brother Prince Andrew, who was killed because of his involvement in the abuse scandal Jeffrey Epstein lost all his military ranks. Kate takes over the role of “Colonel of the Irish Guards” from her husband William, who as Prince of Wales is now “Colonel of the Welsh Guards”.

First birthday parade for the king

The Household Divisions are traditionally involved in the British monarch’s official Trooping the Color birthday parade. It will be held on June 17, 2023 for the first time in honor of King Charles III, the palace also announced.

Camilla without ladies-in-waiting

Camilla has broken with a royal tradition in 2022 and appointed a number of more informal companions instead of ladies-in-waiting. The six “Queen’s Companions” – i.e. companions of the king’s wife – are longtime confidants of the 75-year-old. According to Buckingham Palace, this includes the interior designer Marchioness of Lansdowne as Carlyn Chisholmwho sits in the British House of Lords. The women will Camilla take turns accompanying her to public appointments, but unlike ladies-in-waiting, be by her side less regularly and do not bother with her correspondence or scheduling. Of the BBC according to them, they do not receive a salary but are reimbursed for expenses. In addition Camilla a new full-time personal assistant named Ollie Plunket hired, who will also stand by her this year.

The former ladies-in-waiting of Queen Elizabeth II, whose original designation was “Ladies-in-waiting”, may continue to work for the palace in 2023: as “Ladies of the Household”, they will support King Charles on formal occasions at Buckingham Palace. the BBC According to this, the era of “ladies-in-waiting” ended a tradition that dates back to the Middle Ages. The court ladies themselves often came from aristocratic families.

A British expert had king Charles Incidentally, recently attested to an excellent start in the new office. “His first 100 days couldn’t have gone better,” said Craig Prescott from the University of Bangor in December of the German Press Agency. The question was what it would be like after 70 years under Queen Elizabeth II with a new monarch. but Charles have the task after the death of his mother, king to be placed above his personal grief.