Military regiments battle over Prince Harry
Two military regiments are battling over having Prince Harry as their honorary colonel.
The 31-year-old royal – who retired from the British Army in 2015 after 10 years – is being sought by both the Parachute Regiment and the Royal Marines to act as a ceremonial figurehead.
A source told the Sunday Express: “At the end of the day the Board can only present options to HRH. The decision ultimately rests with him.”
Meanwhile, it has been claimed that there is concern that the prince has not yet “decided what he is to do with the rest of his life following his retirement from the military.
The insider said: “Prince Harry has done brilliantly with the Invictus Games and raising awareness of veterans’ issues, but there is concern that he hasn’t decided what he is to do with the rest of his life.”
However, a Kensington Palace spokesman said: “Prince Harry’s voluntary work at London District’s Personnel Recovery Unit is ongoing.
“Supporting the military community will be a permanent feature of Prince Harry’s royal and charitable duties for the rest of his life.”