Parade visit for Duke and Duchess of CambridgeBy Amy Taylor
March 04, 2013
ALDERSHOT will host not one but two royal guests on St Patrick's Day as both the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend the annual military parade.
The couple, who are expecting their first child in July, will be at this year's Irish Guards' parade on Sunday, March 17, to present the traditional sprigs of shamrock to the officers and guardsmen.
The News & Mail revealed last month that Prince William was expected to attend and Mons Barracks has now confirmed that he will be joined by Kate Middleton.
The visit will be the second for the Duchess, 31, who attended on behalf of her husband last year while he completed a mission in the Falklands for the RAF.
Prince William was made Colonel of the regiment in May 2011, his first honorary position in the army, and his visit to Mons Barracks later this month will be his first since getting the role.
They will watch 200 soldiers march on to the parade square at the barracks, wearing full ceremonial uniform of scarlet tunics and bearskins, accompanied for the first time by Domhnall, the Irish Guards' wolfhound mascot.
It will be the Duke's first official public engagement after completing his training last year, and he too will receive a sprig of shamrock from the Duchess.