THE PRINCE AND PRINCESS OF WALES WILL ATTEND THE ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Mons Barracks, Aldershot
Friday 17th March 2023
The Prince of Wales, outgoing Colonel, Irish Guards, will be accompanied by the Princess of Wales, incoming Colonel, will visit the Irish Guards in Aldershot for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Following a recent visit to 1st Battalion Irish Guards on Salisbury Plain this will be the first time the Princess will attend the parade as colonel of the regiment.
The Princess will present the traditional sprigs of shamrock to the Officers and Guardsmen who will in turn issue it along the ranks, as well as presenting it to the Irish Wolfhound regimental mascot. The parade will conclude with a royal salute and march-past where Her Royal Highnesses will take the salute as the new Colonel.
Following the parade, Their Royal Highnesses will meet the Irish Guards Association, which comprises of past members of the Irish Guards. The Princess will be invited to inspect the front rank whilst the Prince will inspect the second rank.
After the inspection, the Prince and Princess will meet members of the regiment before sitting for official Officers’ and Sergeants’ Mess photographs.
The Prince and Princess will then visit the Junior Ranks’ dining hall where the senior guardsman in the battalion will propose a toast to Their Royal Highnesses.