The 1st Queen’s Dragoon Guards, a Royal Armored Corps regiment, has had its roots in the British army since 1685. Originally made up of the two cavalry regiments 1st King’s Dragoon Guards and The Queen’s Bays, they were amalgamated to form the 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards in 1959. They have taken part in some of the most notable modern conflicts including the Gulf War and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Princess was made colonel-in-chief back in August of this year. Her father-in-law, King Charles III, had previously held the title from 2003 to 2023. That same August, Charles granted Kate a whole selection of new military titles including Royal Honorary Air Commodore, RAF Coningsby; and Commodore-in-Chief, Fleet Air Arm. The princess had previously been appointed Colonel of the Irish Guards in 2022. Her husband the Prince of Wales was also granted new titles as Colonel-in-Chief of the Mercian Regiment and Colonel-in-Chief of the Army Air Corps.
This article first appeared on Tatler.