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Royal Lancers renamed by Queen in ceremony

By Laura Elston

The Queen has paid tribute to the "loyalty and devotion" of The Royal Lancers by renaming the British Army regiment at Windsor Castle.

Accompanied by her son, the Duke of York, the monarch announced she was granting the distinction of an honorific suffix to the armoured cavalry regiment, making them "The Royal Lancers - Queen Elizabeths' Own".

The new name recognises their service to both the Queen and her mother, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, as well as commemorating her majesty's 70th anniversary as Colonel-in-Chief.

Meanwhile, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have arrived in Vienna as they approach the end of a nine-day tour of Europe. The trip has been viewed as a Brexit diplomacy tour with Charles and Camilla's presence reassuring the continent that the UK is still committed to its neighbours as Britain leaves the EU.

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