were the royal (in the armed services)given high rankings due to the fact they are royals?
The royals ie Charles harry Andrew
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
Of course, it was for their amazing military skills, the grand old Duke of York is a good example, who lost up to half his men in battle.
- CloLv 74 weeks ago
While in the active services, royals earn their places. It is when they receive Military Appointments that they receive higher rankings because, as royal family members, they get this position which allows them to ascend the rankings through years and years of continued service and patronage.
Philip, Charles, Andrew,William, and Harry are examples of family who went to the military colleges, worked their ways up through the rankings, with Philip, Andrew, and Harry seeing war duty. After retiring, Military Appointments were given to them, and they all continued to work with the services, some receiving higher rankings.
Princess Anne is an example of a royal given military rankings solely through her Military Appointments. She has proudly served the Navy, Air Force, and Army through her appointments.
- KENNETH DLv 74 weeks ago
But of course this is so
- 4 weeks ago
After going to Sandhurst, they start out as officers.
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- MercuryLv 74 weeks ago
None of the Royals who have served in the armed services have been given high
rank while serving they are treated the same as other Officers. Harry made it to
Captain which is right for his length of service,
- 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗼𝗻 𝗖𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗵Lv 74 weeks ago
Perish the thought. They get high rankings because of their immense skill and bravery.
- Verulam 1Lv 74 weeks ago
They are given these positions (ie Colonel) as an honorary title. So I suppose you could say that. But it's really no different from a shop having a Royal Appointment. Or a Royal Charter.
This doesn't only apply to Royals either - the President of the USA is Commander in Chief.
- PAMELALv 74 weeks ago
Of course, why else is princess anne a colonel of some regiment?
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
No. There are security considerations but they completed officer training as anyone else would do. Prince Andrew served in the Falklands Conflict and Prince Harry undertook two tours of Afghanistan. Most royals are colonels-in-chief, but this is an honarary position, eg the Queen is C-in-C of many regiments. Even foreign royals such as the Queen of Denmark and the King of Jordan are Colonels in Chief of UK regiments.
- Ding DongLv 64 weeks ago
Yes, the time it takes is irrelevant, they do not go to battle or see active service much with the exception of Prince Andrew. They mostly have a cosier time than an ordinary recruit and don't work as hard to reach high ranks.