Today, The Princess Royal visited Wellington Barracks to meet Officers and Senior Non-Commissioned Officers of the Household Division, who will be taking part in the Coronation.
The visit comes after The King made Princess Anne a Senior Colonel of the Household Division, which was likely to have happened following Elizabeth II’s death in September 2022.
At the Barracks, Anne was received by General Officer Commanding London District, Major General Christopher Ghika.
She took part in a group photograph with around 200 Household Division Officers and Senior Non-Commissioned Officers.
The 72-year-old was seen wearing a brooch in the style of Regimental Badge of the Household Division.
Following this, in the Officers’ Mes, The King’s sister was able to meet and thank some of the officers presented to her by General Ghika.
In her role as Senior Colonel, Anne will host a dinner for her fellow Household Division Colonels – which will include The Princess of Wales as Colonel of the Irish Guards, The Prince of Wales as Colonel of the Welsh Guards and The Queen as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards – on the eve of Trooping the Colour. They were all appointed Colonels in December 2022.
At the event, it is decided which Regiment will be given the honour of trooping their colour, or flag, the following year.
The Princess Royal is also Colonel of the Blues and Royals, a position she has held since 1998.
Her visit came a day after an interview was broadcast where Princess Anne discussed a range of topics from her late parents, her older brother becoming King, and what the future of the Monarchy looks like.