Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Attend St Patrick’s Day Parade

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attending a Military Drumhead Service on Horse Guards Parade in London, ahead of the unveiling of a national memorial honouring the Armed Forces and civilians who served their country during the Gulf War and conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Will Attend St Patrick’s Day Parade
Cavalry Barracks, Hounslow

Friday, 17th March 2017

The Duke of Cambridge, Colonel of the Irish Guards, accompanied by The Duchess of Cambridge, will visit the 1st Battalion Irish Guards at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Cavalry Barracks, Hounslow on Friday, 17th March 2017.

350 soldiers will march onto the Parade Square at Cavalry Barracks led by their mascot, the Irish Wolfhound Domhnall. Her Royal Highness will step forward to present the shamrock to Officers and Warrant Officers, who will in turn issue it along the ranks. The parade will conclude with a march-past where His Royal Highness will take the salute.

The Duke and Duchess will then meet members of the Regiment before sitting for official Officers’ and Sergeants’ Mess photographs, and afterwards they will meet soldiers and their families. Finally, The Duke and Duchess will visit the Guardsman’s lunch where the longest-serving Guardsman in the Battalion will propose a toast to Their Royal Highnesses, and thank The Duchess for presenting the gift of shamrock.

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