St. Patrick’s Day Parade with The Irish Guards

It has quickly become one of the most anticipated events on the royal calendar. Shall we take a look at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade? I think so. And don’t forget about the slideshows!

As he has for the past six years, Domhnall the Irish Wolfhound (who joined the Guards in 2013) led 350 of his fellow soldiers in the St. Patrick’s Day parade at Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow. 

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“Domhnall’s role is very monumental”, said Aidan Cathcart, Domhnall’s former handler and the regiment’s former drummer, in a 2018 BBC interview. “He is the first guy on the parade, the main guy on the march. It’s a pretty important day for him.” When asked if Domhnall gets nervous during his big day Cathcart said, “He takes it all in his stride.”

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Domhnall receiving his sprig of shamrocks.

Many feel this will be Domhnall’s last parade, as he is nearly seven and beginning to slow down. Hopefully he’ll be able to retire soon, maybe even after training a replacement to take over such an important role. 

Hmm? What? Oh, yeah. Will and Kate were there too. She wore a green, military-styled jacket by McQueen, with a very jaunty little percher. I quite like it. Will as always wore his “Is it getting hot in here, or is it just me – Come to Mama” Irish Guards uniform.

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