Published 28 February 2006

THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IS ISSUED BY THE PRESS SECRETARY TO THE QUEEN

The Queen has been pleased to appoint new Royal Colonels in Chief to the following regiments, following the recent reorganisation of regiments.

The Queen
The Royal Regiment of Scotland (as from 28th March 2006)

Royal Colonels (by Battalion)

The Princess Royal
The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland

The Duke of York
The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland

The Prince of Wales
The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland

The Duke of Edinburgh
The Highlanders, 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland

The Queen
The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland

The Princess Royal
52nd Lowland, 6th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (TA)

The Prince of Wales
51st Highland, 7th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (TA)

The Queen
The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (King's Lancashire and Border) (as from 1st July 2006)

The Royal Welsh (as from 1st March 2006)

The Duke of Edinburgh
The Rifles (as from February 2007)

Royal Colonels (by Battalion)

The Duke of Kent
1st Battalion The Rifles

The Earl of Wessex
2nd Battalion The Rifles

Princess Alexandra
3rd Battalion The Rifles

The Duchess of Cornwall
4th Battalion The Rifles

The Countess of Wessex
5th Battalion The Rifles

The Duke of Gloucester
6th Battalion The Rifles (TA)

The Duchess of Gloucester
7th Battalion The Rifles (TA)

The Prince of Wales
The Mercian Regiment (as from August 2007)

The Duke of York
The Yorkshire Regiment (as from 6th June 2006)

The Duke of Gloucester
The Royal Anglian Regiment