Prince Charles is to be given three military titles when he visits New Zealand in November.
The Queen has given her approval for the Prince of Wales to be made Admiral of the fleet of the Royal New Zealand Navy, a Field Marshal for the army and Marshal of the Royal New Zealand Air Force.
These are what you call the equivalent of a five star general. It’s the rank Kin Jong-un gives to himself!
We have never had a non-honorary appointment at this rank. Prince Philip also holds these ranks.
Outside of war we never appoint anyone to four star rank of General, Admiral, Air Chief Marshall, and I think even in war we never have.
The Chief of Defence Force is given three star rank as a Lieutenant General, Vice Admiral or Air Marshall.
The Vice CDF, Commander of Joint Forces and section heads gets two star ranks – Major General, Rear Admiral and Air Vice Marshall.