Published 8 August 2006

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

The Queen has been pleased to appoint new Royal Patrons of various Royal Navy Commands in recognition of the strong links between the Royal Navy and the Royal Family.

The Prince of Wales
Commodore-in-Chief, Plymouth

Prince William
Commodore-in-Chief, Scotland
Commodore-in-Chief, Submarines

Prince Harry
Commodore-in-Chief, Small Ships and Diving

The Duchess of Cornwall
Commodore-in-Chief, Naval Medical Services

The Duke of York
Commodore-in-Chief, Fleet Air Arm

The Earl of Wessex
Commodore-in-Chief, Royal Fleet Auxiliary

The Princess Royal
Commodore-in-Chief, Portsmouth

Prince Michael of Kent
Commodore-in-Chief, Maritime Reserves