“Princess Diana” painting

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The Regiment was formed on 9 September 1992 as a result of the Government's Options for Change by the amalgamation of The Queen's Regiment and The Royal Hampshire Regiment. HRH Diana, Princess of Wales was appointed the first Colonel -in-Chief of The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment in 1992. She relinquished this appointment in 1996 following her divorce from Prince Charles. HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, formerly the Allied Colonel-in-Chief of The Queen's Regiment and The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, was appointed Colonel-in-Chief in 1997.