The first link that the Regiment had with HRH The Princess of Wales was in 1714 when The Queen's took on the title of HRH The Princess of Wales Own Royal Regiment. The then Princess of Wales was Wilhelmina Charlotte Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach, more commonly known as Caroline of Ansbach. She married the then Prince of Wales who later became King George II.
Diana, Princess of Wales, was the first Colonel-in-Chief of The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, which took her name on its formation in 1992. The Princess kept this appointment until 1996. She had previously been the Colonel-in-Chief of The Royal Hampshire Regiment.