Queen Margrethe visits Troops in Germany

  October 17, 2009 at 4:48 am by

HM Queen Margrethe II has paid a visit to one of her foreign patronages, the 1st Battalion of the Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment (PWRR), in Germany.

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During the visit, which took place at the Regiment’s base in Paderborn, the Queen spoke with the soldiers and laid a wreath in memory of soldiers lost during war in recent years. Queen Margrethe was also on hand to view a training ground exercise, in which a simulated casualty received medical treatment for a serious injury.

This is only the second visit HM has made to the PWRR since her installment as its Colonel-in-Chief in 1992, and the British soldiers in the Regiment were overjoyed by her visit. “I feel lucky that after all these years the Queen still has such a large interest in the PWRR and is prepared to take time out of her busy schedule and travel all the way to Germany and visit the battalion,” 29-year-old Corporal Nathanael Wrigglesworth said.

The PWRR was formed in 1992, by the amalgamation of The Queen’s Regiment and The Royal Hampshire Regiment. It was named for Diana, Princess of Wales, who was an Allied Colonel-in-Chief with Queen Margrethe up until her 1996 divorce from HRH the Prince of Wales. The PWRR is currently the most senior English-line infantry regiment, with battalions stationed in Germany, Cyprus and Canterbury.

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