HC Deb 22 June 1876 vol 230 c256

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, If it is true, as stated in the papers, that recently the Ex-King of Hanover was gazetted a General in the British Army and his son a Colonel in the British Army?


Mr. Speaker, it is quite true that Her Majesty, in the exercise of her undoubted and gracious prerogative, has conferred upon her Royal relative the Duke of Cumberland, a Peer of this realm, and upon his eldest son, the right of wearing the British uniform by conferring upon him the commission of General and upon his son that of Colonel in our Army. I need not add, unless it be for the information of the hon. Gentleman, that these appointments are purely honorary.