Buckingham Palace has recently announced that, with the Queen's approval and agreement, the Duke of York’s military
affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to the Queen.
In New Zealand, the Duke of York was formerly the Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal New Zealand Army Logistic Regiment (The
Duke of York's Own). As a result of patronages returning to the Queen, his appointment has now ended.
Any further changes to Royal patronages and appointments would be a matter for the Prime Minister to raise with the
Queen of New Zealand in due course.