The Queen Presents the Regiment with a New Guidon and Honoury Title

The Queen Presents the Regiment with a New Guidon

  • The Queen was at Windsor Castle today to present a guidon to The Royal Lancers who are based in Catterick. 

The monarch also added an honorific suffix to the regiment's name to mark 70 years of her being its Colonel-in-Chief. The regiment will now be known as The Royal Lancers (The Queen Elizabeths' Own) 

Also in attendance at the Berkshire residence was His Royal Highness The Duke of York, who is Deputy Colonel-in-Chief. 

Sgt Rupert Frere RLC / MoD Crown
  • The Queen was at Windsor Castle today to present a guidon to The Royal Lancers who are based in Catterick. 

The monarch also added an honorific suffix to the regiment's name to mark 70 years of her being its Colonel-in-Chief. The regiment will now be known as The Royal Lancers (The Queen Elizabeths' Own) 

Also in attendance at the Berkshire residence was His Royal Highness The Duke of York, who is Deputy Colonel-in-Chief. 

Sgt Rupert Frere RLC / MoD Crown
  • The Queen was at Windsor Castle today to present a guidon to The Royal Lancers who are based in Catterick. 

The monarch also added an honorific suffix to the regiment's name to mark 70 years of her being its Colonel-in-Chief. The regiment will now be known as The Royal Lancers (The Queen Elizabeths' Own) 

Also in attendance at the Berkshire residence was His Royal Highness The Duke of York, who is Deputy Colonel-in-Chief. 

Sgt Rupert Frere RLC / MoD Crown
  • The Queen was at Windsor Castle today to present a guidon to The Royal Lancers who are based in Catterick. 

The monarch also added an honorific suffix to the regiment's name to mark 70 years of her being its Colonel-in-Chief. The regiment will now be known as The Royal Lancers (The Queen Elizabeths' Own) 

Also in attendance at the Berkshire residence was His Royal Highness The Duke of York, who is Deputy Colonel-in-Chief. 

Sgt Rupert Frere RLC / MoD Crown
  • The Queen was at Windsor Castle today to present a guidon to The Royal Lancers who are based in Catterick. 

The monarch also added an honorific suffix to the regiment's name to mark 70 years of her being its Colonel-in-Chief. The regiment will now be known as The Royal Lancers (The Queen Elizabeths' Own) 

Also in attendance at the Berkshire residence was His Royal Highness The Duke of York, who is Deputy Colonel-in-Chief. 

Sgt Rupert Frere RLC / MoD Crown
  • Queen Elizabeth II (centre) with (front row, left to right) Regiment Secretary Major (retired) Martyn Pocock, Quartermaster Captain James Rickett, Padre Graham Collingwood, Colonel of the Regiment Brigadier Andrew Hughes, The Duke of York, Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Henry Searby, Regimental Sergeant Major Warrant Officer Class 1 Craig Borthwick, Chaplain General Reverend Coulter, Regimental Second in Command Tom Prideaux and Adjutant Captain Tom Pritchard, and (standing) members of the Royal Lancers, following the presentation of the Guidon to the Royal Lancers by Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle, in Berkshire.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 5, 2017. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Regiment was presented with its Guidon by our Colonel in Chief at a ceremony at Windsor Castle on 5th April 2017. At Her Majesty’s request the ceremony, which took place at Windsor Castle during the Easter Court, was both intimate and short. Including Soldiers on Parade and spectators the numbers involved were limited to 65 – there will be full trooping of the Guidon in front of the Regiment and Old Comrades on the Mons week-end of the 24th-25th June 2017

A number of people have been confused by the distinction granted to the Regiment by The Queen, 'The Queen Elizabeths' Own'.  Her Majesty’s address and Brigadier Hughes’s response make it clear what the distinction is and why The Queen has granted that distinction!

Queen's speech

CoR Response to HM

A number of photographs are carried on the Daily Mail website:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/…/The-Queen-honours-Royal-Lancer…

and a video can be found here.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search…

Attached is an electronic copy of the Order of Service which includes photographs and descriptions of both sides of the Guidon

Guidon Service Booklet

MP

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