The Countess of Wessex has been presented a person of the Duke of Edinburgh’s previous navy roles by the Queen, a day immediately after his provider of Thanksgiving.

The Countess has been appointed Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (Reme) in a demonstrate of guidance from Her Majesty.

Appointed by the Queen, who is head of the Armed Forces, the Countess is reported to be incredibly honoured to be next in her father-in-law’s footsteps.

The Duke held the honorary title for extra than 50 several years, turning into Colonel-in-Main of the Corps in 1969.

The conclusion was introduced the working day right after the Royal Family members – aside from the Duke of Sussex – collected to celebrate the everyday living of the Duke of Edinburgh.

The Countess was between those people who gathered with the Queen in Prince Philip’s memory at the support of thanksgiving for his daily life on Tuesday, 11 months after his Covid-limited funeral.

Formed in 1942, the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers is liable for preserving all the devices the Army operates, from tanks and helicopters to weapons and communications gear.

The Royal household said on Twitter that the Corps mixed the Duke’s “enduring assist of the Forces, and keen curiosity in engineering”.

On Wednesday, the Countess held an viewers with the Grasp Normal Lieutenant Normal Paul Jaques and Colonel Jason Phillips to formally receive the title.