By early morning on August 6th, 1914, Farquhar had been given approval from the Governor General, the Duke of Connaught, to lend his daughter's name to the developing project.
He was also granted a release from his duties as Military Secretary and permission to command the new Regiment. The planning then continued with the Duke, Gault and Farquhar in a closed meeting with Princess Patricia. This marked the beginning of her sixty year relationship with the Regiment.
Later in the day they received notice the Canadian Government formally agreed to Gault's offer and offered full cooperation in raising an infantry battalion to serve with the British Expeditionary Force. They cabled the War Office for authority to raise it immediately.
It was agreed that Farquhar would command and Gault would be second in command. Captain Herbert Cecil Buller of the British Rifle Brigade, and also of the Duke's staff, became the Regiment’s first adjutant.