The first appointment of a Royal Colonel-in-Chief in the Canadian Army is thought to have been in 1917. In 1937 following King George VI's accession to the throne, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth accepted the appointment of Colonel-in-Chief of the Regiment.

In 1939 during a cross-Canada tour by the King and Queen, Her Majesty presented new Colours to her Regiment replacing the Colours that had been presented in 1925 by Field Marshal Earl Haig. Following the passing of the King, the Regiment was honoured with several visits by the then Queen Mother. During WW II Her Majesty visited the Regiment in the field four times. In 1965 during a private visit to the Regiment, Her Majesty presented new Queen's and Regimental Colours at a parade at Varsity Stadium. During another visit to Canada in 1974 the Colonel-in-Chief presented a new Queen's Colour (represented by the Canadian Flag, which replaced the Union Jack Queen's Colour) at the CNE Grandstand.

Also in 1974 Her Majesty donated a sterling silver dish (The Queen Mother’s Dish) for presentation to worthy serving Tor Scots.

Her Majesty passed away on 30 March 2002 at the age of 102 in her sixty-fifth year as Colonel-in-Chief. In her memory, the Historical Committee created a book "Proud to be Your Colonel-in-Chief' which chronicles in photographs and correspondence, Her Majesty's lengthy record of service to the Regiment.

On January 19th, 2004 Her Majesty The Queen gave royal assent to the appointment of His Royal Highness Charles, The Prince of Wales, as Colonel-in-Chief of the Regiment.

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