Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper presented an honorary Canadian Rangers membership to Princes William and Harry. Prince of Wales accepted the posts on behalf of his sons during his visit to Ottawa.
Its been reported Princes were given a streetwise uniform consisting baseball caps and hooded tops. If the royal brothers decided to take up their posts the work of the Rangers would probably appeal as they are based outdoors, patrolling the vast open spaces of the country.
As the PM handed over the clothing to the prince he said: “He would be honoured if you would present this to them as a symbol of their honorary membership.”
Charles said jokingly in reply: “I hope they fit” to which Mrs Harper said: “One size fits all”.
The Rangers are part-time reservists who provide a military presence in remote, isolated and coastal communities of the country. Formed in 1947, they are responsible for protecting Canada’s sovereignty by reporting unusual activities, collecting information useful to the Armed Forces and carrying out surveillance patrols when needed.
A St James’s Palace spokesman said: “Prince William and Prince Harry are very grateful to be made honorary Canadian Rangers, whom they admire enormously.”