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Posted on Thursday 3rd May

Earlier today at Windsor Castle, Her Majesty the Queen presented new Colours – regimental flags – to 1st Battalion and Number 7 Company of the Coldstream Guards.

The Queen, who is the Colonel-in-Chief of the Coldstream Guards, was accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh at today's presentation.

Since the reign of Queen Anne every regiment was awarded two Colours – the Queen's Colour and the Regimental Colour. In the Guards Regiments, the Queen's Colour is crimson silk and the Regimental Colour is the Union Flag.

The Coldstream Guards' new Colours carry 44 of their 117 battle honours. The Coldstream Guards is the oldest regiment in the British Army and has provided unbroken service to the nation since 1650.

The regiment will now prepare to Troop the Colour at Her Majesty's birthday parade on 16 June, before preparing for deployment to Afghanistan.

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