“My family's affection for the Royal Navy is well known, and as I saw the work taking place here today, I was thinking of my grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh. He would have been fascinated and very excited to see such advances in skills and technology being put into practice,” William said.
“Today, I'm very pleased to announce that my family's connection with Type 26 will endure for many years to come. 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. I know that Catherine will be delighted to join you here in Glasgow for the naming ceremony in due course.”
According to Hello!, the vessel is the first of the City Class Type 26 Global Combat Ships to be built for the Royal Navy. Middleton isn’t the first member of the royal fam to receive such an honor. In fact, other recent sponsors include Elizabeth herself for HMS Queen Elizabeth and Camilla Parker Bowles for HMS Prince of Wales.
Two new titles in one week? Very impressive, Kate.
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