Colonel-in-Chief of The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada from 1959 to 2010 was Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra, the grand-daughter of Her Majesty Queen Mary.
Born on Christmas Day 1936, she is the second child and only daughter of the late Duke and Duchess of Kent (her brothers are the present Duke of Kent and Prince Michael of Kent). Her father was killed in a wartime flying accident in 1942 when she was five years old.
Married to Sir Angus Ogilvy, who served in the Scots Guards, they had two children, James, born in 1964, and Marina, born in 1966. Sir Angus died on 26 December 2004.