03 March 2017

Royal Welsh Leek Presentation, and the Royal Welch Fusiliers Badge

The Queen, Colonel-in-Chief, presented leeks to The Royal Welsh regiment to mark St. David's Day at Lucknow Barracks, Tidworth, Wiltshire.
Royal Family

She presented leeks today, but I like to think that an opportunity to meet the new regimental goat, Llywelyn, was reason enough for a visit.

This is a new outfit for Her Maj, a heather wool tweed coat and fuchsia pink dress from Karl Ludwig with a matching hat by Angela Kelly. This is a very typical hat design for HM and for Ms. Kelly, but it seems a bit lower than usual, maybe? I mean, it has baby koosh balls on it and I'm still liking it, so something's different.

The Queen wears the badge in 1989
The brooch - which was transferred to the dress when the coat was removed - is, of course, a regimental badge. It represents the Royal Welch Fusiliers, one of the regiments amalgamated into The Royal Welsh in 2006, and features the regiment's red dragon symbol. Like other badges, it's only worn for events pertaining to the regiment in question, which means it's not seen too often.

Royal Welch Fusiliers Badge