The move was approved by the Queen today.

Meghan Overdeep
December 19, 2017

Prince Harry is following in his grandfather’s royal footsteps! Kensington Palace announced via social media this morning that Queen Elizabeth has approved Harry to succeed Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, as Captain General of the Royal Marines.

For his first order of business, Prince Harry accompanied The Duke in his final duty as Captain General today, as they hosted the incoming and outgoing Commandants General at Buckingham Palace. Philip, 96, has been associated with the Royal Marines since 1953, when he succeeded the Queen's father, King George VI, as Captain General. Harry served in the military for 10 years, beginning in 2005, and served two tours in Afghanistan: first as a forward air controller and later as a Apache helicopter pilot.

Congrats, Harry!