The Countess is now the first Colonel-in-Chief of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment
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There was no camouflaging Sophie's delight at her new appointment
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7 JUNE 2005

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While all eyes are on Prince Harry and his gruelling training at Sandhurst, his aunt, the Countess of Wessex, also donned military gear to meet her Canadian Regiment in Ontario, Canada.

Sophie said she was "enormously grateful" to have spent a few days with the Lincoln and Welland Regiment when she was installed as its first Colonel-in-Chief.

Dressed in a beret and camouflage, Prince Edward's wife, who received the honorary military appointment last October, told soldiers: "You have welcomed me warmly, and for that I am very grateful. It makes the honour of being your Colonel-in-Chief all the more special... I am proud to be with you all, proud to be meeting my regiment for the first time."

The mother-of-one and her husband will be wrapping up their Canadian tour in Toronto this week.



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