The Grenadier Guards are believed to want Kate Middleton to replace Prince Andrew as their new colonel.
The Duke of York lost his honorary position after the Queen stripped him of his HRH title and military and charitable affiliations.
The role of colonel was returned to Her Majesty by default, but senior officials are understood to want the Duchess of Cambridge to take on the position.
If she were to take on the role, Kate, 40, would be the first appointed female colonel in the regiment’s 366-year history.
A senior source in the Grenadier Guards told The Times: ‘From straw polling through the ranks, they would all love it to be Kate.
‘We all admire the way she has fitted in and behaved, she never seems to put a foot wrong.’