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Queen presents new colours to Welsh Guards in ceremony

1st Battalion Welsh Guards Image copyright BBC Sport
Image caption The 1st Battalion Welsh Guards received its first colours at Buckingham Palace in 1915

The Queen has presented new colours to the Welsh Guards as the regiment celebrates its centenary year.

More than 300 troops were honoured by the monarch and the Prince of Wales, who is regimental colonel of the unit, during a ceremony at Windsor Castle.

The Queen praised the regiment's "indomitable family spirit" which she called their "hallmark".

It is the eighth time the 1st Battalion has received new colours, which are the regimental flags of the British Army.

Image caption The Queen was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall
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Image caption More than 300 troops gathered for the ceremony in the grounds of Windsor Castle
Image caption The Welsh Guards dressed in ceremonial red tunics and bearskins
Image caption The Queen praised the regiment's "indomitable family spirit"

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