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Why the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrate St. Patrick's Day

On St. Patrick’s Day, royal watchers can look forward to an event dating back over a century as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge carry on a regal tradition and attend the St. Patrick’s Day Parade for the 1st Battalion Irish Guards. As Colonel of the Irish Guards, one of the five regiments of the Foot Guards, the Duke of Cambridge attends the annual event to present sprigs of shamrock to the…
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Prince William to present Irish Guards with St Patrick’s Day shamrocks

The Duke of Cambridge is set to attend the St Patrick’s Day Parade at the Cavalry Barracks, Hounslow on 17th March. In accordance with tradition, His Royal Highness will present members of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards with sprigs of shamrock. Prince William will be attending the parade in his official capacity as Colonel of the Regiment, a post that he has held since 2011. Following the…
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