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PRINCE WILLIAM APPOINTED AS COLONEL OF THE IRISH GUARDS.The Queen has been pleased to give her formal approval to the appointment of Prince William as Colonel of the Irish Guards..Prince William will take over the appointment from Major General Sir Sebastian Roberts, KCVO OBE..The regiment was formed in 1900 by order of Queen Victoria. Based in Victoria Barracks, Windsor, but currently deployed to Afghanistan, the Battalion is made up of five companies and a variety of supporting elements. This is Prince William's first honorary appointment in the Army, and he will be the Irish Guards' first Royal Colonel. The Queen is Colonel-in-Chief...PRINCE WILLIAM.paid a visit to Camp Bastion in Afghanistan for the Remembrance Sunday Service. He lay wreath at the Bastion Memorial and met troops during his flying visit_14/11/2010.Photo Credit: ©Webster/Newspix International..**ALL FEES PAYABLE TO: "NEWSPIX INTERNATIONAL"**..PHOTO CREDIT MANDATORY!!: NEWSPIX INTERNATIONAL..IMMEDIATE CONFIRMATION OF USAGE REQUIRED:.Newspix International, 31 Chinnery Hill, Bishop's Stortford, ENGLAND CM23 3PS.Tel:+441279 324672  ; Fax: +441279656877.Mobile:  0777568 1153.e-mail: