HC Deb 08 July 1880 vol 253 c1918

I hope I shall receive the indulgence of the House in now answering a Question which I understood on Tuesday that my hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow (Mr. Anderson) told me that he intended to ask me after Notice, but which he subsequently explained that he had wished me to answer during the debate. The Question referred to details, and I manifestly could not reply to it without Notice. My hon. Friend wishes to know what honorary colonelcies of regiments are held by the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Connaught, and the Duke of Cambridge, and to which of them emoluments are attached. I find that the honorary colonelcy of the 10th Hussars is held by the Prince of Wales, and that the emoluments derived from it are £1,350 a-year; that the honorary colonelcy of the Grenadier Guards is held by the Duke of Cambridge, and that the emoluments are £2,200 a-year. All the other honorary colonelcies held by members of the Royal Family are purely honorary, and, in fact, the Duke of Connaught, when made Colonel-in-Chief of the Rifle Brigade, lost instead of gaining by the promotion. The Prince of Wales is Honorary Colonel of the Household Cavalry, and the Duke of Cambridge of the 17th Lancers, 60th Rifles, and the Ordnance Corps.

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