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Charles presents regiment with new military standard

Press Association logoPress Association 22/09/2018 By Press Association Reporters
Prince of Wales: The Prince of Wales, centre, attending the consecration service with the Queen’s Own Yeomanry (Owen Humphreys/PA) © Provided by The Press Association The Prince of Wales, centre, attending the consecration service with the Queen’s Own Yeomanry (Owen Humphreys/PA)

The Prince of Wales has attended a consecration service and presented a new military standard to the Queen’s Own Yeomanry.

Around 130 members of the regiment took part in a parade on the lawn at Bramham Park House, Wetherby, on Saturday.

Charles, wearing his ceremonial frock coat and sword, presented a new Guidon military standard to the commanding officer and regiment.

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Charles presented a new Guidon military standard to the regiment (Owen Humphreys/PA)

“The Guidon that has been marched off parade today represents over two centuries of volunteer service to the crown at home and abroad – service which has continued to this day,” he said in a speech.

“I acknowledge with immense gratitude and undying admiration the truly exceptional contribution that your officers, soldiers and families provide so selflessly to the defence of the realm.

“You set us an outstanding example that I, for one, do not take for granted.”

The event took place at Bramham Park in Wetherby, West Yorkshire (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Warrant Officer Second Class David William, who marched the old standard off and the new one on, said it was an “honour”.

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He added: “It was a wonderful opportunity to meet the prince, he joked about the fact that the weather has improved.”

Charles has been the Royal Honorary Colonel of the Queen’s Own Yeomanry since 2000.

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