King Charles III takes over Prince Harry’s role as captain general of the royal marines, buckingham palace confirms.

King Charles III has just added Captain General to his list of royal titles, Buckingham palace announced. 

Today, the king announced that he will be replacing his son Prince Harry as the Captain General of the royal marine. The honorary military role was held by Harry for three years but was stripped of his royal titles after he announced in 2020 that he was stepping down as a senior member of the royal family.

His Majesty took over this role as the Royal Marines celebrated their 358th birthday.

“Today as the @RoyalMarines celebrate their 358th birthday, The King has become their new Captain General. His Majesty trained and served alongside the Royal Marines during his Naval career,” the royal family wrote on Twitter today.

The King also appreciated and celebrated the Royal Marines.

“I feel greatly honoured to become part of the Corps Family and very much look forward to meeting many of you in the near future. In the meantime, this comes with my heartfelt and special wishes for a very happy 358th birthday,” a statement from King Charles read. He added the Royal Marines’ motto, “Per Mare, Per Terram,” Latin for “By sea, By land.”

The Royal Marines were formed during the reign of King Charles II, on October 28, 1664.

“On our 358th birthday, it is my honour to welcome King Charles III as our Captain General. Happy Birthday to all Royal Marines,” the Commandant General of the Royal Marines, Lieutenant General Robert Magowan, wrote on Twitter.

King Charles’s announcement comes one day after Prince Harry unveiled the news of his upcoming memoir, titled Spare. The much-awaited book will be released on January 10, 2023.