Prince Philip made a rare public appearance on Wednesday and attended a military ceremony at Windsor Castle.
During the ceremony, the Duke of Edinburgh transferred his role as Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. He was also thanked for his 67 years of service to The Rifles. The 99-year-old royal wore a suit and tie for the occasion.
As for the duchess, she conducted the second part of the formal handover from her home, Highgrove House, in Gloucestershire. She was greeted by four buglers of The Band and Bugles of The Rifles, who played The Rifles Assembly. The Rifles’ Colonel Commandant, General Sir Patrick Sanders, then welcomed her as the new Colonel-in-Chief. The short ceremony concluded with the buglers playing The Rifles Regimental Call and The Advance.
The 73-year-old royal and wife of Prince Charles wore a green dress with black trim for the occasion, which was modeled after The Rifles’ uniform. The dress also featured buttons with a bugle design on them. In fact, they were the same buttons worn on the soldiers’ tunics. She also donned a Rifles brooch.