Charles gives Princess Anne prestigious role as his bodyguard and ... trends now

Charles gives Princess Anne prestigious role as his bodyguard and ... trends now
Charles gives Princess Anne prestigious role as his bodyguard and ... trends now

Charles gives Princess Anne prestigious role as his bodyguard and ... trends now

King Charles will have Princess Anne as his bodyguard when he makes his first speech opening Parliament as monarch, it is claimed.

His Majesty, 74, will be joined by his younger sister when he travels to the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday to deliver the King's Speech, the Mirror reports.

While Charles and his wife Camilla will make the journey from Buckingham Palace in the Diamond Jubilee State coach, which carried them to his coronation at Westminster Abbey, the Princess Royal will travel in a separate carriage behind them.

In doing so, the 73-year-old will be the 'Gold-Stick-in-Waiting' - reprising a role she took for her brother's coronation, although at the event in May she rode on horseback.

At Tuesday's ceremony Anne will walk alongside Charles into the House of Lords, where he will deliver a speech outlining the Government's legislative plans for the session ahead.

Princess Anne is set to be the King's personal bodyguard at the State Opening of Parliament on Tuesday

Princess Anne is set to be the King's personal bodyguard at the State Opening of Parliament on Tuesday

The Princess Royal is set to reprise the role of 'Gold-Stick-in-Waiting', having held the same position for her brother's coronation in May (pictured)

The Princess Royal is set to reprise the role of 'Gold-Stick-in-Waiting', having held the same position for her brother's coronation in May (pictured)

Anne has been given the role as a reward for her loyalty to her older brother, according to reports

Anne has been given the role as a reward for her loyalty to her older brother, according to reports

His Majesty is set to travel from Buckingham Palace to the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday for the King's Speech. Here he is pictured opening Parliament in place of his mother last year

His Majesty is set to travel from Buckingham Palace to the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday for the King's Speech. Here he is pictured opening Parliament in place of his mother last year

The position is a reward for her loyalty to Charles, with a royal source telling the Mirror: 'This is a fantastic addition by the King and further cements the Princess Royal's role as his most trusted lieutenant.'

Anne did join the late Queen for a number of State Openings of Parliament when she was younger, but this will be the first time she enters the chamber alongside the monarch since 1985.

It will be another responsibility for the King's eldest sibling, who was made a Counsellor of State alongside her younger brother Prince Edward after Charles ascended to the throne. 

This means that if the monarch becomes ill, is abroad or unable to carry out his duties, she is able to step in in his place.

At the ceremony on Tuesday, Charles is set to wear the Imperial State Crown and the Robe of State. Queen Elizabeth II had worn the same headpiece, but in later years had it placed on a velvet pillow next to her as it become too heavy for her.

It has not been confirmed what Anne will wear, but it could be similar to the outfit she donned when acting the same role at the coronation on May 6. 

On that occasion she dressed in full regalia as Colonel of the Blues and Royals, beneath a green velvet robe, although she dispensed with the latter when she rode on horseback away from Westminster Abbey after the ceremony.

It was reported that Anne had been 'incredibly honoured' when her brother revealed he wanted her to be his personal bodyguard. 

The Princess Royal (centre) held the position of Gold Stick-in-Waiting, leading the King's  Household Cavalry troopers from the Blues and Royals and Life Guards on horseback at the Coronation in May

The Princess Royal (centre) held the position of Gold Stick-in-Waiting, leading the King's  Household Cavalry troopers from the Blues and Royals and Life Guards on horseback at the Coronation in May

Upon arriving at Buckingham Palace after the Coronation in May, the Princess Royal led a royal salute from members of the Household Cavalry

Upon arriving at Buckingham Palace after

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