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Sign of Stepping Down? King Charles Hands Over Military Power To Prince William

King Charles has officially handed over his duties as the British Army Air Corps colonel-in-chief to Prince William.

Charles, who has been the Colonel-in-Chief of the Army Air Corps for over 32 years, handed over the baton to his son, Prince William.

‘The move by Charles comes as he has been diagnosed with cancer.

In his speech to the Army Air Corps, Charles stated he was”tinged with great sadness after 32 years of knowing you all”.

He also revealed he has lost his sense of taste due to cancer.

Here’s what BBC reported:

King Charles has handed over a prestigious role with the Army Air Corps to his son Prince William.
“The great thing is he’s a very good pilot indeed,” said the King.

It’s unusual for the King and the Prince of Wales to both take part in an engagement – and this has been a symbolic handing over of the baton.

The King had become colonel-in-chief of the Army Air Corps 32 years ago – and now he has been succeeded by his eldest son, Prince William.

With his own cancer treatment still continuing, the King spoke to a veteran at the event in Hampshire who had undergone chemotherapy for testicular cancer – and they appeared to discuss losing the sense of taste.

The King had arrived by helicopter at the Army Aviation Centre, where he met Prince William for the formal handing over of this military title.

In an impromptu speech, the King said the moment was “tinged with great sadness after 32 years of knowing you all”.

Per The Independent:

King Charles today gave a personal insight into his battle with cancer as he revealed he has lost his sense of taste.

The monarch, 75, was speaking to British Army veteran and cancer survivor Aaron Mapplebeck while visiting the Army Flying Museum in Middle Wallop, Hampshire, this afternoon where the pair discussed the side effects of treatment.

When Mr Mapplebeck said he had lost his sense of taste during chemotherapy last year, the King said this had also happened to him.

Charles arrived by helicopter for the special ceremony with Prince William where he officially handed over command of Prince Harry’s former regiment.

Meanwhile, a war of words has erupted between Harry and the King’s camps over last week’s Invictus


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