Published 1 July 2003

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

The Queen has been pleased to appoint new Royal Colonels to the following Regiments and military units, some of whom formerly had Queen Elizabeth or Princess Margaret as their Colonel (indicated below).

The Prince of Wales
1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards (Queen Elizabeth)
The King's Regiment (Queen Elizabeth)
Black Watch (Queen Elizabeth)

The Duke of York
Small Arms School Corps
The Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret)
9th/12th Lancers (Queen Elizabeth)

The Earl of Wessex
Royal Wessex Yeomanry

The Countess of Wessex
Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps (Princess Margaret)

The Princess Royal
Royal Army Veterinary Corps

The Duke of Gloucester
Royal Army Medical Corps (Queen Elizabeth)

HM King Abdullah of Jordan
The Light Dragoons (Princess Margaret)