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This portrait depicts Catherine of Braganza, who was Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1662 to 1685, as the wife of King Charles II. Catherine was born into the House of Braganza on 25 November 1638, the most senior noble house of Portugal at the time which became Portugal's royal house after Catherine's father, John, 8th Duke of Braganza, was proclaimed King John IV (of Portugal) after deposing the House of Habsburg in 1640.

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This painting is by the Artist David Rowlands commissioned by the 3rd Battalion’s then Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel David Mogg TD, who commanded the Battalion from 2008 to 2010. This picture depicts a hundred years of The Tigers and their antecedent regiments on operations worldwide.

From Left to Right:
1/6th (Duke of Connaught's Own) Battalion Royal Hampshire Regiment, India and Mesopotamia 1914-18.
7th Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), Western Front 1915. New Army battalion raised in Canterbury.
4th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment, El Alamein 1942

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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.

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This portrait of Queen Victoria was painted in 1842 by Franz Zaver Winterhalter, three years after she had ascended the throne, and the year that she married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg Gotha. Victoria and Albert enjoyed a happy family life and had nine children. After Albert's untimely death in 1861, Victoria was left shattered and withdrew from public life for nearly two decades. Only during the 1880s did she return to the forefront of British politics, and was subsequently restored to favour with the British people.

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This painting depicts the 37th of Foot repelling a charge from the French cavalry during the Battle of Minden. The painting itself is on loan to the 1st Battalion, The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment. It is owned by the Hampshire's Regimental Museum and was brought to the Regiment in 2009 for the 250th anniversary of the battle. The loan was organised by Quartermaster Technical Captain Stu Horder, who was the Regimental Sergeant Major at the time, and he wanted it to be displayed in the Warrant Officers' and Sergeants mess.

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On display in the Officers’ Mess of 2nd Battalion the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, this large oil on canvas was commissioned to mark the Battalion’s tours of Helmand Province, Afghanistan in 2008 and 2009. Painted in the classical style the picture depicts a group of soldiers firing in support of an operation to clear a collection of compounds.

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This magnificent Victorian candelabra has seven lights with three arms around one elevated central sconce. At the base which is 10.5" long are two model dogs, a Pointer and a Setter indicating to a sitting pheasant, in cover, at the base of a gnarled tree in a rural scene.

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This oil painting is displayed int the 1st Battalion as a striking piece of graphical art and as a reminder of the consistency of the chaos and confusion that exists in battle.