Prince Harry ‘to become commander of the Household Cavalry’
Britain’s Prince Harry is being lined up to become the commander of the Household Cavalry, Queen Elizabeth’s favourite regiment.
The 30-year-old prince said he would be “honoured” to take charge of the regiment, which is the oldest and most senior in the British Army.
He told friends: “Every serving officer wants to command their own regiment and I am no different.”
Prince Harry is currently serving as a staff officer at Horse Guards Parade in London, however he is expected to rejoin his regiment in 2016.
The royal has passed all the exams needed to become a major and if he remains on his current career trajectory, he could be promoted to Lieutenant Colonel by 2023.
He’s said to have told friends that he will remain with the military for as “long as the Army will have him”.
Among senior officials within the Army, it’s thought Harry could one day become the first serving royal general in history.
A senior officer told the Daily Star newspaper: “I am absolutely delighted Harry has set his sights high. Every officer at Harry’s stage in his career should be thinking of his future and should be ambitious enough to want to command his regiment.
“There’s nothing wrong with that. He is a very capable officer and has proved his worth in battle.”