Kate Middleton, Catherine The Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Philip


Kate Middleton is ready for a brand-new role!

Yes, she may be a proud mom to Prince George and Princess Charlotte. And of course she remains busy on various charity projects in and around London.

But on Wednesday afternoon, the Duchess of Cambridge was given her first military-linked job. Introducing Kate as the new Honorary Air Commandant of the Air Cadets.   

So what exactly is entailed with this job deception? The 33-year-old now represents an organization of 42,000 air cadets who range in age from 12 to 19. She also covers 15,000 adult volunteers at more than 1,2000 units across the U.K. and abroad.

The role was previously held by Prince Phillip who was praised for his work over recent decades at this week's ceremony.

Kate Middleton

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"He is admired and respected by cadets and volunteers alike," Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty shared during the ceremony. "We will miss his ready sense of humor and genuine interest in the development of the nation's youth."

She added, "We are absolutely thrilled that Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge has agreed to be our patron. Her links to the RAF family are already well-established and her desire to support youth development is well-recognized around the world."

During the ceremony, Middleton looked radiant in a Luisa Spagnoli red dress before receiving a copy of Horizons, The History Of The Air Cadets.

Prince Charles, Christmas Card


Middleton's newest honor comes just weeks before the Christmas holiday. The entire royal family has already begun celebrating with caroling, festive lunches and even cards.

On Wednesday evening, Clarence House introduced Prince Charles and his wife's Christmas card for 2015.

"Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and New Year," the card stated as the happy couple hugged while posing for a picture.

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