Prince Charles presents Parachute Regiment with new colours

Prince Charles dons military dress to present new colours to the Parachute Regimentas Clarence House shares throwback snaps of his first parachute drop aged 23

  • Prince Charles is presenting New Colours to the Parachute Regiment today
  • He donned military uniform for the visit to Merville Barracks, [object Window]
  • Clarence House this morning shared photos of CharlesRAF attachment
  • The prince made his first parachute drop into Studland Bay, 多塞特郡, 老化的 23
  • 查尔斯王子 donned military dress to present new colours to the Parachute Regiment today.

    查尔斯, 73, who has been Colonel-in-Chief of the regiment since 1977, looked smart in his tropical service dress and the regiment’s maroon beret for the visit to Merville Barracks, [object Window], 今天早上.

    The royal was on hand to present the regiment with new regimental flags, or ‘colours’, and inspected the troops during the visit.

    查尔斯, 73, who has been Colonel-in-Chief of the regiment since 1977, donned his tropical service dress and the regiment's maroon beret for the visit to Merville Barracks, [object Window]

    查尔斯, 73, who has been Colonel-in-Chief of the regiment since 1977, donned his tropical service dress and the regiment’s maroon beret for the visit to Merville Barracks, [object Window]

    To mark the occasion the Clarence House Instagram account shared photos from Prince Charles's first parachute drop at the age of 23

    To mark the occasion the Clarence House Instagram account shared photos from Prince Charles’s first parachute drop at the age of 23

    Whilst training as a jet pilot during a four-month attachment with the RAF in 1971, His Royal Highness made his first parachute drop from an Andover into Studland Bay, 多塞特郡, 图为

    Whilst training as a jet pilot during a four-month attachment with the RAF in 1971, His Royal Highness made his first parachute drop from an Andover into Studland Bay, 多塞特郡, 图为

    Charles also watched a display by the Red Devils.

    To mark the occasion the Clarence House Instagram account shared photos from Prince Charles’s first parachute drop at the age of 23.

    Whilst training as a jet pilot during a four-month attachment with the RAF in 1971, His Royal Highness made his first parachute drop from an Andover into Studland Bay, 多塞特郡.

    Photos show the young prince strapping himself in ahead of the flight.

    During the visit Prince Charles watched a display by the Red Devils (图为, 观看)

    During the visit Prince Charles watched a display by the Red Devils (图为, 观看)

    Prince Charles looked up in awe as the Red Devils zoomed past overhead during the visit

    Prince Charles today

    Prince Charles looked up in awe as the Red Devils zoomed past overhead during the visit

    Prince Charles presenting the Parachute Regiment with their new colours during the event

    Prince Charles presenting the Parachute Regiment with their new colours during the event

    Prince Charles inspects the front rank of representatives from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions of the Parachute Regiment

    Prince Charles inspects the front rank of representatives from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions of the Parachute Regiment

    Prince Charles spoke to the Red Devils during the visit to Merville Barracks on Tuesday

    Prince Charles spoke to the Red Devils during the visit to Merville Barracks on Tuesday

    Charles inspects the front rank of representatives from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions of the Parachute Regiment

    Charles inspects the front rank of representatives from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions of the Parachute Regiment

    The Parachute Regiment Mascot, a Shetland pony named Pegasus, also took part in the event

    The Parachute Regiment Mascot, a Shetland pony named Pegasus, also took part in the event

    Prince Charles delivered a speech during the ceremony

    Prince Charles inspecting the troops

    Prince Charles delivered a speech during the ceremony thanking the regiment for their serivce

    Prince Charles strode ahead in his military uniform as he inspected the front rank of troops

    Prince Charles strode ahead in his military uniform as he inspected the front rank of troops

    Upon his appointment as Colonel in Chief of The Parachute Regiment in 1977, The Prince requested to join a Parachute Training Course at RAF Brize Norton in 1978.

    In the decades since Charles has regularly visits the Regiment and takes personal interest in supporting bereaved families and the wounded.

    当天早些时候, the Duchess of Cornwall was also out visiting a children’s hospice in Oxford.

    当天早些时候, the Duchess of Cornwall was also out visiting a children's hospice in Oxford and was pictured chatting to staff outside

    当天早些时候, the Duchess of Cornwall was also out visiting a children’s hospice in Oxford and was pictured chatting to staff outside

    She met with one mother, Vaida Ali and her nine-year-old daughter Fatima, and held the little girls hand and admired her dress

    She met with one mother, Vaida Ali and her nine-year-old daughter Fatima, and held the little girls hand and admired her dress

    Camilla also spoke to Kim O'Grady and her son Toby, 七, and was pictured waving at the young boy

    Camilla also spoke to Kim O’Grady and her son Toby, 七, and was pictured waving at the young boy

    卡米拉, 73, looked lovely as she donned a black patterned frock and chatted to families at Helen and Douglas House.

    The royal sported the dress which grazed just below her knee and featured a white collar detail, which she paired with some cream court heels.

    She met with one mother, Vaida Ali and her nine-year-old daughter Fatima, and held the little girls hand and admired her dress as she chatted.

    Appearing engaged in conversation with parents Lauren and David Pomeroy, she was seen smiling at their two-year-old son Finley

    Appearing engaged in conversation with parents Lauren and David Pomeroy, she was seen smiling at their two-year-old son Finley

    皇家, 73, sported a black patterned frock as she met with patients and parents, and held hands with one young boy

    皇家, 73, sported a black patterned frock as she met with patients and parents, and held hands with one young boy

    The royal sported the dress which grazed just below her knee and featured a white collar detail, which she paired with some cream court heels

    The royal sported the dress which grazed just below her knee and featured a white collar detail, which she paired with some cream court heels

    Camilla also spoke to Kim O’Grady and her son Toby, 七, and was pictured waving and holding hands with the young boy.

    Appearing engaged in conversation with parents Lauren and David Pomeroy, she was seen smiling at their two-year-old son Finley.

    It comes after it was reported Prince Charles is refusing to give Prince Edward the title of Duke of Edinburgh following the death of Prince Philip despite his younger brother being tipped to inherit it more than 20 几年前.

    Since being appointed to the role, His Royal Highness regularly visits the Regiment and takes personal interest in supporting bereaved families and the wounded. 图为, Charles today

    Since being appointed to the role, His Royal Highness regularly visits the Regiment and takes personal interest in supporting bereaved families and the wounded. 图为, Charles today

    Prince Charles looked smart in his tropical military dress as he inspected the troops today

    Prince Charles in Colchester today

    Prince Charles looked smart in his tropical military dress as he inspected the troops today

    皇家, who takes a personal interest in the regiment, inspecting the troops at the barracks

    皇家, who takes a personal interest in the regiment, inspecting the troops at the barracks

    Charles wore his military medals displayed proudly on his chest for the visit to the barracks

    Prince Charles today

    Charles wore his military medals displayed proudly on his chest for the visit to the barracks

    查尔斯王子, 73, made the solo visit to Merville Barracks early on Tuesday morning

    查尔斯王子, 73, made the solo visit to Merville Barracks early on Tuesday morning

    The dukedom was expected to be passed to Edward after 白金汉宫 “为了防止你的制裁落到你头上 1999 that he would succeed his father ‘in due coursewith both his parentsblessing.

    He was instead granted the 威塞克斯伯爵 title by 皇后 after his marriage to Sophie Rhys-Jones that same year.

    But upon Prince Philip’s death in April this year at age 99 the title immediately reverted to Philip’s eldest son, 查尔斯, in line with royal tradition set out in the Letters Patent issued when George VI gave Philip the title in 1947.

    It is thought that Charles is now deciding whether to grant the title to Edward, another member of his family, or leave it in abeyance.

    He is said to be considering breaking the 1999 pledge as he assesses his own future, 星期日泰晤士报 说.

    Prince Charles saluted the troops as they paraded past him during today's event

    Prince Charles saluted the troops as they paraded past him during today’s event

    Prince Charles presented the Paras with New Colours during the ceremony today

    Prince Charles presented the Paras with New Colours during the ceremony today