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Green Howards

(The). The 19th Foot, named from the Hon. Charles Howard, colonel from 1738 to 1748. Green was the colour of their regimental facings, now white, and the regiment is called “The Princess of Wales's Own.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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