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Colonels of the Grenadier Guards, 1656-presentEdit

Name Entered command Left command
Colonel The Lord Wentworth 1656 23 November 1660
Colonel John Russell 23 November 1660 14 December 1681
Brigadier-General The Duke of Grafton 14 December 1681 30 November 1688
Colonel The Earl of Lichfield 30 November 1688 31 December 1688
Brigadier-General The Duke of Grafton 31 December 1688 16 March 1689
Lieutenant-General The Viscount Sydney 16 March 1689 27 December 1690
General The Duke of Schomberg 27 December 1690 17 October 1693
Lieutenant-General The Viscount Sydney later The Earl of Romney 27 November 1693 8 April 1704
General The Duke of Marlborough 25 April 1704 1 January 1712
General The Duke of Ormonde 1 January 1712 26 September 1714
General The Duke of Marlborough 26 September 1714 16 June 1722
General The Earl Cadogan 18 June 1722 17 July 1726
General Sir Charles Wills 26 September 1726 18 February 1742
General H.R.H. The Duke of Cumberland 18 February 1742 30 November 1757
Field Marshal The Viscount Ligonier later The Earl Ligonier30 November 1757 28 April 1770
Field Marshal H.R.H. The Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh 30 April 1770 25 August 1805
Field Marshal H.R.H. The Duke of York and Albany 5 September 1805 5 January 1827
Field Marshal The Duke of Wellington 22 January 1827 14 September 1852
Field Marshal H.R.H. Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha later The Prince Consort 23 September 1852 14 December 1861
Field Marshal H.R.H. The Duke of Cambridge 15 December 1861 17 March 1904
Field Marshal H.R.H. The Duke of Connaught and Strathearn 1 May 1904 16 January 1942
Colonel H.R.H. The Princess Elizabeth later Duchess of Edinburgh 16 January 1942 6 February 1952
General The Lord Jeffreys 8 April 1952 19 December 1960
Major-General Sir Allan Adair 19 December 1960 1 March 1975
Field Marshal H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh 1 March 1975

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