List of New Zealand organisations with royal patronage

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This is a list of New Zealand organisations with designated royal status.

Royal Family members with honorary military appointments[edit]

Name Appointments
Honorary Military Appointments in the New Zealand Defence Force
The Queen[1] Captain-General of the Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery
Captain-General of the Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps
Colonel-in-Chief, Corps of Royal New Zealand Engineers
Air Commodore-in-Chief, New Zealand Territorial Air Force
Colonel-in-Chief, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment
Colonel-in-Chief, The Auckland Regiment (Countess of Ranfurly's Own) (until 1964)
Colonel-in-Chief, The Wellington Regiment (until 1964)[N 1]
Colonel-in-Chief, Royal New Zealand Army Ordnance Corps (until 1996; disbanded)
The Duke of Edinburgh[2] Field Marshal in the New Zealand Army
Admiral of the Fleet of the Royal New Zealand Navy
Marshal of the Royal New Zealand Air Force
Colonel-in-Chief, Corps of Royal New Zealand Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Colonel-in-Chief, New Zealand Infantry Corps (formerly)
Colonel-in-Chief, The Hawkes Bay Regiment (formerly)
Colonel-in-Chief, The Otago and Southland Regiment (formerly)
The Prince of Wales[3] Air Commodore-in-Chief of the Royal New Zealand Air Force
The Duke of York[4] Colonel-in-Chief, Royal New Zealand Army Logistic Regiment
("The Duke of York's own"; since 1996 formation)[N 2][5]
The Princess Royal[6] Colonel-in-Chief, Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps
Colonel-in-Chief, Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals (since 1977)[N 3][7]
The Duchess of Gloucester[8] Colonel Commandant of the Royal New Zealand Army Education Corps (since 1985).
Former Honorary Military Appointments
Princess Alexandra of Kent Colonel-in-Chief, Wellington and West Coast and Taranaki Regiment (until 1964)[N 1]
Edward VIII[9] Honorary Colonel, Queen Alexandra's (Wellington West Coast) Mounted Rifles
Honorary Colonel, Regiment of New Zealand Artillery
Honorary Colonel, The Auckland Regiment (Countess of Ranfurly's Own)
(all appointments relinquished upon his abdication in 1936)
George VI[10] Colonel-in-Chief, Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps
Colonel-in-Chief, Royal New Zealand Artillery
Colonel-in-Chief, The Auckland Regiment
Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother[11] Colonel-in-Chief, Royal New Zealand Army Medical Corps (from 1947)
The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon[12] Colonel-in-Chief, Royal New Zealand Infantry Corps (until 1964)
Colonel-in-Chief, The Northland Regiment (until 1964)[N 1]
The Duke of Connaught and Strathearn [13] Colonel-in-Chief, The New Zealand Rifle Brigade (Earl of Liverpool's Own)
The Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester[14] Colonel-in-Chief, Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps
Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester[15] Colonel-in-Chief, Royal New Zealand Corps of Transport
Colonel-in-Chief, Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Until the re-organisation of the infantry arm of the New Zealand army in 1964.
  2. ^ In 1998, the Duke of York presented the Prince Andrew Banner to the RNZALR in a ceremony in Palmerston North. He last visited the Regiment between 28 September and 2 October 2005
  3. ^ In 2006, the Princess Royal's visit to New Zealand included visits to the Corps of Signals.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "H.M. Elizabeth II". regiments.org. Retrieved 2006-07-21. [dead link]
  2. ^ "HRH Prince Philip". regiments.org. Retrieved 2006-07-21. [dead link]
  3. ^ "HRH Prince Charles". regiments.org. Retrieved 2006-07-21. [dead link]
  4. ^ "HRH Prince Andrew". regiments.org. Retrieved 2006-07-21. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Duke of York to Visit Army Logistic Regiment" (Press release). New Zealand Defence Force. 2006-09-23. Retrieved 2005-07-21. [dead link]
  6. ^ "HRH Princess Anne". regiments.org. Archived from the original on 2006-05-15. Retrieved 2006-07-21. 
  7. ^ "The Princess Royal arriving in New Zealand" (Press release). Monarchist League of New Zealand. 2006-07-08. Archived from the original on 2009-10-25. Retrieved 2006-07-21. 
  8. ^ "HRH Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester". regiments.org. Retrieved 2006-07-21. [dead link]
  9. ^ "HM Edward VIII". regiments.org. Retrieved 2006-07-21. [dead link]
  10. ^ "HM George VI". regiments.org. Retrieved 2006-07-21. [dead link]
  11. ^ "HM The Queen Mother". regiments.org. Retrieved 2006-07-21. [dead link]
  12. ^ "HRH Princess Margaret". regiments.org. Retrieved 2006-07-21. [dead link]
  13. ^ "HRH Prince Arthur". regiments.org. Archived from the original on 2006-07-16. Retrieved 2006-07-21. 
  14. ^ "HRH Prince Henry". regiments.org. Retrieved 2006-07-21. [dead link]
  15. ^ "H.R.H Princess Alice". regiments.org. Archived from the original on 2006-05-14. Retrieved 2006-07-21. 

See also[edit]