War hero tipped to replace Prince Andrew and lead Trooping the Colour

War hero who served in Northern Ireland is tipped to replace Prince Andrew and lead Trooping the Colour in this year’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations

  • Lieutenant General Sir George Norton may lead this year’s Trooping the Colour
  • Sir George, 59, is understood to be the favourite to replace the Duke of York
  • It comes after Prince Andrew was last week stripped of all his military titles
  • Sir George served four times in Northern Ireland and was awarded an MBE
  • A former Colonel of the Grenadier Guards may come out of retirement to replace 앤드류 왕자 and lead Trooping the Colour as a key part of this year’s 로얄 캐리비안 투어의 마지막 약혼식에서 Earthshot Prize 수상자가 있는 그랜드 바하마의 산호 복원 농장 Coral Vita를 방문했습니다. celebrations.

    The Mail on Sunday understands that Lieutenant General Sir George Norton is favourite to replace the Duke of York who was last week stripped of all his military titles.

    ‘The planning is that George Norton will come in for the short term,’ said a military source.

    The Mail on Sunday understands that Lieutenant General Sir George Norton (사진) is favourite to replace the Duke of York to lead Trooping the Colour

    The Mail on Sunday understands that Lieutenant General Sir George Norton (사진) is favourite to replace the Duke of York to lead Trooping the Colour

    ‘With limited time before the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend, which begins with Trooping the Colour on June 2, the role requires someone of stature and experience.

    In a long and distinguished career, Sir George, 59, served four times in Northern Ireland and was awarded the MBE for operational service in Bosnia.

    He subsequently became Commanding Officer of the prestigious Grenadiers before serving three times in Afghanistan, receiving the US Meritorious Honor Award and a Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service.

    But it is his familiarity with Trooping the Colour and ceremonial procedure which are now highly prized.

    It comes after Prince Andrew (사진) was last week stripped of all his military titles

    It comes after Prince Andrew (사진) was last week stripped of all his military titles

    Appointed Major General Commanding the Household Division in 2011, he had a key role in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee the following year. Sir George retired from the Army in 2019 to become Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies.

    Now he could take centre stage at the Jubilee, alongside the Prince of Wales, Colonel of the Welsh Guards; 프린스 윌리엄, Colonel of the Irish Guards; 앤 공주, Colonel of the Blues and Royals; and the Duke of Kent, Colonel of the Scots Guards.

    Sir George’s role is likely to last only for the Jubilee.

    ‘At some point in the not-too distant future, another Royal will be appointed Colonel of the Grenadiers and is likely to be either the Duchess of Cambridge or Prince Edward or his wife, 소피,’ 소식통이 말했다.