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The Princess of Wales was appointed the Colonel-in-Chief of 1st the Queen's Dragoon Guards over the summer.
Kate Middleton just made her debut in a new title given to her by King Charles III. On Wednesday, the Princess of Wales made her first appearance as the Colonel-in-Chief of 1st the Queen's Dragoon Guards (QDG), People reports.
She was appointed the role in August, when she simultaneously became the Commodore-in-Chief of the Fleet Air Arm and the Royal Honorary Air Commodore of Royal Air Force Coningsby. During her debut, the Princess of Wales received a brief from the regiment’s senior officers and learned about some aspects of life in the QDG, including soldiers' on-the-ground techniques and how the teams communicate with radio.
The QDG was formed in 1959 and specializes in reconnaissance, which is the exploration of an area by military forces to obtain information about enemy forces. While the QDG has moved around the world, they most recently deployed to Mali, according to People.
Donning a full camouflage uniform, Princess Kate also met with families of QDG personnel to learn more about their experiences, as well as to pay tribute to those who were lost in active service. The royal also handed out several awards during her debut, including long service and good conduct medals, People reports. She even got to promote the regiment's mascot—a Bay Welsh mountain pony—from "Lance Corporal" to "Corporal."
The event took place ahead of Remembrance Day (November 11)—a memorial day observed in Commonwealth member states since the end of World War I in 1919. The day honors armed forces members who died in the line of duty.
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