Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton will finally attend the St. Patrick’s Day Parade for the first time in two years.
An official statement from the Palace was issued, announcing: “The Duke of Cambridge, Colonel of the Irish Guards, accompanied by the Duchess of Cambridge, will visit the 1st Battalion of the Irish Guards at the St Patrick’s Day Parade, Mons Barracks in Aldershot. Thursday, March 17.”
The statement further said: “This will be the first time the Duke and Duchess have attended the parade since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
William and Kate missed last year’s parade after it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while the 2020 parade was canceled due to most of the regiment being deployed overseas.
The Kensington Palace statement also shared that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will present sprigs of clover to regimental officers and guards, who will then present them to soldiers.
Meanwhile, Kate has also been tasked with introducing the Irish Wolf Hound regimental mascot who has his own sprig of clover.
The parade will then end with a parade with William doing the salute.