Prince Charles to attend pass out parade in Sandhurst
Britain’s Prince Charles is set to attend the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst’s passing out parade today (11.12.15).
The 67-year-old royal is expected to watch officer cadets pass out from the prestigious training college in Camberley, Surrey, and receive their commissions this afternoon.
The Prince of Wales will stand in for his mother Queen Elizabeth at the Sovereign’s Parade, which formally marks the cadets’ completion of their training course, after representing her in the past – in 1978, 1989 and 1998.
During the parade, Charles will dish out the Overseas Award, The Queen’s Medal – for academic achievement – The Overseas Sword and the Sword of Honour.
He will then make a speech, before the parade will come to a close when Adjutant Major Peter Middlemiss SG rides his horse Coldstream up the steps of Old College, as he follows the graduating Officer Cadets through the Grand Entrance.
Meanwhile, the Prince has had a busy couple of weeks as he’s on a mission to help flood-stricken families in the UK.
His Countryside Fund has announced a £40,000 grant to support rural communities, farmers and businesses affected by the flooding following disaster in Cumbria recently.
The announcement comes after Queen Elizabeth expressed her sympathy for those people who have already been affected by the devastation, as more rain it set to strike.
She wrote: “Please convey my sympathy to all those whose homes or livelihoods have been affected by the recent flooding. My thanks go to members of the emergency services, local authorities, military personnel and volunteers who are providing assistance in these difficult conditions.”