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Queen makes Harry the Captain General of the Royal Marines

Prince Harry has taken over from his grandfather the Duke of Edinburgh as Captain General of the Royal Marines, after the appointment was approved by the Queen. 

Harry accompanied Prince Philip in his final duty as Captain General today, as they hosted the incoming and outgoing Commandants General at Buckingham Palace.

The Duke’s association with the Royal Marines dates back 64 years to 1953, when he was appointed Captain General in succession to the Queen’s father, King George VI.

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(From left) Major General Robert Magowan, outgoing Commandant General of the Royal Marines, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Harry and Major General Charles Stickland, the incoming Commandant General, pose for a photograph at Buckingham Palace in London today