Prince William Announces Duchess Kate Will Be A Naval Sponsor
On Tuesday, Prince William shared that the queen has given Duchess Kate a brand-new position! The Duke of Cambridge gave a speech at a shipyard in Govan, where he revealed that Kate has been named the sponsor of a vessel under construction. Find out more about the royal's newest role here!
Prince William recently shared some exciting news about Duchess Kate's latest title during his most recent appearance! As Hello! shares, on Tuesday the Duke of Cambridge was at the BAE Systems' Shipyard during his second day in Scotland, where he announced that Kate has been named Sponsor of a brand-new Royal Navy ship.
Duchess Kate appointed Sponsor of HMS Glasgow, William reveals
Prince William first spoke about his family's long-standing connection to the Royal Navy. He said he feels Prince Philip "would have been fascinated and very excited" to see how far technology has come after touring the HMS Glasgow, which is the military branch's first City Class Type 26 Global Combat ship. Then, the Earl of Strathearn— as William is known in Scotland— went on to make the exciting announcement!
"Today, I'm very pleased to announce that my family's connection with Type 26 will endure for many years to come," he shared. "Her Majesty The Queen has approved the appointment of my wife Catherine as Sponsor of the superb ship we see taking shape outside – HMS Glasgow." This new title means that Kate will be actively showing her support for HMS Glasgow and its crew, and she also joins the ranks of royal tradition with it!
As Hello! mentions, Duchess Camilla is Sponsor of HMS Prince of Wales, and Queen Elizabeth II carries the title for a ship in her namesake, HMS Queen Elizabeth. William said Glasgow can look forward to a visit from Kate "in due course," suggesting she will be present for the ship's naming ceremony. The royal also received another special tour the day prior, visiting the factory that manufactures Irn-Bru with his grandmother!