Irish Guards pay tribute to Princess of Wales on St Patrick’s Day

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The Irish Guards have paid tribute to the Princess of Wales on St Patrick’s Day.

Catherine was forced to miss this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade with the Irish Guards as she recovers from abdominal surgery. She is not expected to return to royal duties until after Easter.

The Irish Guards paid a lovely tribute to Catherine at the parade’s end.

The soldiers raised their hats and gave three cheers for the Princess.

The Princess of Wales usually hands out shamrocks to the mascot of the Irish Guards – Irish wolfhound Turlough Mor, known as Seamus, and members of the unit. This year, Lady Ghika, wife of the Regimental Lieutenant Colonel, Major General Sir Christopher Ghika, did the honours.

William and Catherine also took to social media to celebrate the holiday, sharing a video of the Irish Guards practicing for the parade. They said: “Happy St Patrick’s Day! Here’s a sneak peak [sic] of the @irish_guards rehearsing for their annual parade. Sláinte to all those celebrating today!”

The Princess of Wales has been the honorary Colonel of the Irish Guards since 2022.

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