Prince Harry has been given a new role by his grandfather, Prince Philip, ahead of his wedding to Meghan Markle.
On Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth formally approved the handing over of the position of Captain General of the Royal Marines, a branch of the Royal Navy, from her husband, Philip, to her grandson, Harry. The role will make Harry the ceremonial head of the Royal Marines, which is viewed as one of the world's most elite commando forces.
Philip was appointed to the role of Captain General 64 years go on the 2nd of June 1953, which was the same year that Queen Elizabeth was coronated. He took over the role from her late father, King George VI.
Though Harry was never in the Royal Navy, he did serve in the Army for ten years, where he rose to the rank of Captain and undertook two tours of Afghanistan. The Prince has a strong dedication to service members and veterans, and in 2014 created the inspiring Invictus Games, a Paralympic-style competition for wounded and recovering veterans.