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Old 08-17-2005, 11:40 AM
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He sometimes wears other uniforms, if the event involves only the Army or the RAF. I think that if he usually choses the Royal Navy uniform is because the navy is the senior service and its officers are senior to their equals in the other services (so an admiral comes before a general, for example); and because he served in the Navy.

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Thank you. It's understandable that the Duke wears his Admiral of the Fleet uniform very often, but I was interested in seeing him dressed in the uniform of British Field Marshal. I have to erm... content myself with Field Marshal the Duke of Kent for the time being. :)

It is quite interesting that sometimes royals get honorary military ranks in foreign countries. For example, King Hussein of Jordan was an Air Chief Marshal, RAF. King Birendra of Nepal became one of the few British Field Marshals to die a violent death. :(
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Two with Field Marshal uniform and another two with RAF again. :)


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Thank you very much, ElisaR! :)
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You're welcome. :)
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What Rank does Harry have or does he not have one yet
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He is a Staff Cadet at the Royal Military College - Sandhurst. When he is commissioned, he shall be a Lieutenant.
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He is a Staff Cadet at the Royal Military College - Sandhurst. When he is commissioned, he shall be a Lieutenant.

Please forgive me asking but do they not have 2nd Lieutenants anymore (1 pip) or do they now graduate as a full Lieutenant (2 pips) ? Just curious.

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will William go in as a basic cadet what Regiment do you think he and his Brother will join What were NII Of Russias Ranks
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Princess Aisha of Jordan is a Colonel and in 1995 she became Director of the Directorate of Women's Affairs in the Jordanian Armed Forces.
She was the woman from the Middle East to enrol at Sandhurst and completed her officers training in 1987...

http://www.princesshaya.net/bio_aisha.htm
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Prince Hashim is a First Lieutenant in Jordan's Arab Army's 71st Battlaion of the Special Forces.

http://www.princesshaya.net/bio_hashem.htm

His half brother Prince Ali is a Lieutenant Colonel in Jordan's Arab Army.

http://www.princesshaya.net/bio_ali.htm
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If anyone has more pictures of royals in uniform please post them.
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Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands is:

- Commodore in the Royal Netherlands Navy Reserve
- Brigade-General of the Royal Netherlands Army Reserve
- Commodore of the Royal Netherlands Air Force Reserve
- Brigade-General of the Royal Marechaussee Reserve
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Please forgive me asking but do they not have 2nd Lieutenants anymore (1 pip) or do they now graduate as a full Lieutenant (2 pips) ? Just curious.

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HI Scott. 'They' (The British/commonwealth Armies) certainly have Second Lieutenants. The rank is normally held by for between 1-2 years depending on the Corps/Regimental posting of the officer concerned.

All General Service Officers (commissiones officers not already possessing a civilian qualification such as Doctor/Teacher/Priest/Psychologist etc), enter the Army as second lieutenants. In Australia, the system is slightly different with the other institution attached to the officer training establishment, the Royal Military College - Duntroon, but as for RMC - Sandhurst, all of it's GSO graduates, are Second Lieutenants:)
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HI Scott. 'They' (The British/commonwealth Armies) certainly have Second Lieutenants. The rank is normally held by for between 1-2 years depending on the Corps/Regimental posting of the officer concerned.

All General Service Officers (commissiones officers not already possessing a civilian qualification such as Doctor/Teacher/Priest/Psychologist etc), enter the Army as second lieutenants. In Australia, the system is slightly different with the other institution attached to the officer training establishment, the Royal Military College - Duntroon, but as for RMC - Sandhurst, all of it's GSO graduates, are Second Lieutenants:)

Thank you for your response. So Prince William will be a 2nd Lieutenant then, not a Lieutenant for the first two years.?

I also live in Australia but was born and bred in the UK. I served in the British Army for 6 years prior to my marriage (in my youth.) Way back then (1960s) officers were always 2nd Lts for a while, even those who were commissioned from the ranks (eg Warrent Officers to Officers).
Anway thanks for that info.

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I don't know if it matters anymore but Grand Duchess Tatiana of Russia was a honorary colonel along with her sister Grand Duchess Olga.
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Thank you for your response. So Prince William will be a 2nd Lieutenant then, not a Lieutenant for the first two years.?Scott
It certainly varies, but essentially yes. You're welcome for the response Scott, I apologise (given your service background), if the response seemed condescending.
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I find it interesting that so many of the female middle eastern royals hold military ranks, while very few European royals women seem to hold military ranks.
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It certainly varies, but essentially yes. You're welcome for the response Scott, I apologise (given your service background), if the response seemed condescending.
Not at all :) The information you provided was most helpful. Things have changed a great deal since I served in the Army in the 60"s

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Princess Astrid's rank on the Belgian Military is Colonel in the medical unit (according to http://www.monarchie.be/en/family/astrid/cv.html)
Here are some pictures of her in uniform




(cool picture of the siblings )

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