Appointment of three Royal Colonels

The Sovereign’s birthday is officially celebrated by the ceremony of Trooping the Colour (King’s Birthday Parade). In 2023, this impressive display of pageantry will take place on Saturday 17th June by Regiments of the Household Division, on Horse Guards Parade, with His Majesty King Charles III attending and taking the salute, just over a month after his Coronation. 

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King Charles Ill will hold the appointment of Colonel-in-Chief of the Regiments of Household Division. Each Regiment has a Colonel who is normally either a member of the Royal Family or a senior officer. The King has appointed three new Royal Colonels within the Foot Guards, announced today: 

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There will be no change to the existing Colonelcies of the other Regiments within the Household Division, which will remain as below: 

  • Colonel, Blue and Royals – The Princess Royal
  • Colonel, Scots Guards – The Duke of Kent
  • Colonel, Life Guards – Lieutenant General Sir Ed Smyth-Osbourne 
  • Colonel, Coldstream Guards – Lieutenant General Sir James Bucknall


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