Formed in 1685 as Princess Anne’s Regiment, the historical regiment was involved in the Williamite War in Ireland and present at the Siege of Carrickfergus in 1689 and the 1690 Battle of the Boyne and Sieges of Limerick, Cork, and Kinsale.
Following the accession of Queen Anne in 1702, the regiment was designated the Queen’s Regiment under the command of Colonel John Richmond Webb and formed part of the army of the Duke of Marlborough in the Low Countries.
During the War of the Spanish Succession, the regiment took part in most of the major battles and sieges:
- 1702 Siege of Venloo, Storming Fort St Michael (Flanders)
- 1703 Sieges of Huy and Liege (Flanders)
- 1704 Heights of Schellenburg, Blenheim (Bavaria)
- 1705 Second Siege of Huy (Flanders)
- 1706 Battle of Ramillies (Flanders)
- 1708 Battle of Oudenaarde (Flanders)
- 1709 Siege of Tournai, Malplaquet (Flanders)
- 1710 Siege of Bethune (Flanders)
- 1711 Siege of Bouchan (Flanders)
- 1713 Treaty of Utrecht (Flanders)
- 1714 Garrisoned at Berwick Upon Tweed (England)