Kate Middleton has been given her first royal role from Prince Philip and it will be something that is a little different from her other roles.

Over the years, royal fans have seen Princess Kate tackle various life roles, such as a wife to Prince William, mother to children Prince George and Princess Charlote, a daughter, a sister, a supporter of various charitable organisations, among others. However, her latest royal role would be her first that has a link to the Armed Forces. The Duchess of Cambridge is the new Honorary Air Commandant of the Air Cadets, according to E!News.

The royal role was handed over to her by Prince Philip, who previously held the honour for 63 years. With Princess Kate’s new role, she now represents an organisation comprising of 42,000 air cadets ages 12-19, as well as 15,000 adult volunteers spread across more than 1,200 units in the UK. and other parts of the world.

During the ceremony held on Wednesday, Dec. 16, Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty shared how Prince Philip will be missed by the cadets and volunteers. "He is admired and respected by cadets and volunteers alike. We will miss his ready sense of humor and genuine interest in the development of the nation's youth," she said.

McCafferty also welcomed Prince William's wife into the organisation and shared during Wednesday’s ceremony that they are “absolutely thrilled” to have Princess Kate as their patron. “Her links to the RAF family are already well-established and her desire to support youth development is well-recognized around the world,” she added.

Meanwhile, Wednesday’s ceremony also marked the first time that the Duchess of Cambridge has taken over a patronage from another royal, Telegraph stated. Prince Philip has been associated with several charities and organisations, however, the Duke of Edinburgh will need to let go of a few of these organisations. This plan was first announced in 2010, in which the Buckingham Palace stated that the now 95 year old royal prince would be stepping down as a patron or president from several organisations.

The reduction would be done as a gradual process and with consultation of the organisations involved.

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