The Prince of Wales presents a new Guidon to The Queen's Own Yeomanry

The Prince of Wales today attended a consecration service and presented a new Guidon (regimental flag) to The Queen's Own Yeomanry.

Around 130 members of the regiment took part in a parade on the lawn at Bramham Park House, Wetherby.

His Royal Highness is Royal Honorary Colonel of The Queen’s Own Yeomanry, a light cavalry regiment in the Army Reserve.

After the parade, The Prince met service personnel and their families at a reception.

During a speech, The Prince said: “As Your Royal Honorary Colonel, I am so very proud to witness the Queen’s Own Yeomanry continuing to uphold its traditions of service and duty whilst meeting the new challenges of an ever-changing world.

“I acknowledge with immense gratitude and undying admiration the truly exceptional contribution that your Officers, Soldiers and families provide so selflessly to the defence of the realm. You set us an outstanding example that I, for one, do not take for granted.”

Warrant Officer Second Class David William, who marched the old Guidon off and the new one on, said it was an "honour".

He added: "It was a wonderful opportunity to meet The Prince, he joked about the fact that the weather has improved."