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The Regiment's Royal Connections

The King's Own Royal Regiment has always had strong connections with the Monarchy, and its support of the Monarch resulted in the title of 'King's Own' and the ancient badge of 'The Lion of England'. 

Presentation of Colours, 1878

"The War in South Africa (1879) Her Majesty presenting New Colours to the Fourth (King’s Own Regiment) at Windsor Castle, under orders for the Cape".
Her Majesty Queen Victoria presented a new set of Colours to the
2nd Battalion, 4th Foot at Windsor on 6th December 1878.  These were the last Colours of the Regiment to be carried on active service, in the Zulu War of 1879.
Accession Number: KO0027/04 and KO0078/03


Visit of HM King George V to Lancaster, 24th August 1912.  The King inspects the guard of honour provided by members of the 5th Territorial Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.
Accession Number: KO1071/07

bulletVisit of HRH Prince of Wales to Barrow, 1927

600th Anniversary of the County Palatine of Lancaster

His Majesty King George VI inspects the Guard of Honour of the 5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, Dalton Square, Lancaster, 10th April 1951.  The visit was to mark the 600th Anniversary of the County Palatine
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Left to right, Lord Derby, Major General V Blomfield, (General Officer Commanding North West District) Brigadier R M J Goldie, Acting Colonel of the Regiment and Deputy Commander North-West District, Captain G V F Farmer, King’s Colour, Lieutenant Colonel V F Royle Officer Commanding 5th Battalion, King's Own, Major T C V Todd, TD, Guard Commander. The King. Sergeant Adams, Acting Sergeant Goulding, Corporal A Etherington, Corporal Jones, Sergeant Owen, Sergeant Cheham, and Corporal Bantam.
Accession Number: KO2590/114 and KO2590/120


Royal Visit to Lancaster with Major T C V Todd with His Majesty the King, King George VI.
His Majesty King George VI inspects the Guard of Honour of the 5th Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, Dalton Square, Lancaster, 10 Apr 1951. The visit was to mark the 600th Anniversary of the County Palatine. Major T C V Todd was Guard Commander.
Accession Number: KO3019//13


Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret outside Lancaster Town Hall, 10th April 1951.
Accession Number: KO1381/45


His Majesty King George VI outside Lancaster Town Hall, 10th April 1951.
Accession Number: KO1381/47


His Majesty King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, Lancaster Town Hall, 10th April 1951.
Accession Number: KO1381/48

Proclamation of New Monarch

Proclamation of the new Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, 8th February 1952, Dalton Square, Lancaster.  Members of the Depot and 5th Battalion of the King's Own Royal Regiment were on the parade.
Accession Number: KO0788/010


Proclamation of the new Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, 8th February 1952, Dalton Square, Lancaster.  Members of the Depot and 5th Battalion of the King's Own Royal Regiment were on the parade.
Accession Number: KO0788/009

Royal Visit to Lancaster & Morecambe, 1955

Arrival of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Morecambe railway station as part of her visit to Lancaster and Morecambe, 1955.
Accession Number: KO2590/109a


Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II inspecting the Guard of Honour provided by the 5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, Dalton Square, Lancaster, 1955.
Accession Number: KO0883/200, KO2590/109b and KO2590/120


Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II inspecting the Guard of Honour provided by the 5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, Dalton Square, Lancaster, 1955.
Accession Number: KO2490/197


Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the Guard of Honour provided by the 5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, Dalton Square, Lancaster, 1955.
Accession Number: KO0883/202


Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II receives the Royal Salute, Dalton Square, Lancaster, 1955.
Accession Number: KO0883/201


The Royal Salute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Dalton Square, Lancaster, 1955.
Accession Number: KO0883/203

Silver Jubilee Royal Visit to Lancaster, 1977

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Lancaster Castle Railway Station and is welcomed by representatives of the 4th Battalion, King's Own Royal Border Regiment.
Accession Number: KO2298/01

Only a proportion of our collections are on display at anyone time.  Certain items are on loan for display in other institutions.  An appointment is required to consult any of our collections which are held in store.

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