The Colonel-in-Chief, HRH Sophie, the Countess of Wessex

 The Colonel-in-Chief is traditionally the royal patron of a regiment and while not an operational appointment, the role is one centered on fidelity and tradition.



 The Regimental Foundation subsequently approached the Royal Household in 2005 requesting that consideration be made for Her Royal Highness, Sophie, The Countess of Wessex to accept this appointment


The Foundation was delighted that HRH indicated that she would be honoured to assume this role and, on 20th March 2006, HRH was appointed by Queen Elizabeth the Second as Colonel-in-Chief of the South Alberta Light Horse (RCAC). The Regiment had the privilege of hosting HRH at Canmore, Alberta in June 2006, where she was presented with the Regimental brooch.  Subsequently, the Regiment commissioned a portrait of HRH which now hangs in the Officers Mess at Jefferson Armoury in Edmonton.