May 10, 1995: Princess Diana visits her own Regiment, The Princess of Wales, Howe Barracks , Canterbury, Kent
Pretty in a pink Versace suit with pillbox hat by Philip Sommerville, Princess Diana presented new colors (flags that would be carried into battle) to the 2nd Battalion of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, a British unit founded in 1992 and affectionately dubbed “Di’s Guys,” at Howe Barracks in Canterbury, Kent. Di’s official title with the regiment was Colonel-in-Chief until she officially resigned in 1996.
Formed on September 9th 1992 as a result of the Governments 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 in 1992. She relinquished this appointment in 1996 and HM Queen Margethe II of Denmark, formerly the Allied Colonel-in-Chief was appointed Colonel-in-Chief in 1997.