Prince William & Kate Middleton Honor the Irish Guards Despite Canceled St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Prince William and Kate Middleton just shared a heartfelt tribute after they were forced to miss the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Earlier today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posted a special message for the Irish Guards on their official Instagram account (@KensingtonRoyal). The couple shared a slideshow of photos and honored the regiment in a lengthy—yet informational—post.

The caption read, “In the absence of the annual #StPatricksDay Parade with the @IrishGuards (as the majority of the Regiment are on deployment overseas), of which The Duke of Cambridge has been Colonel since 2011, we’re sharing more on where the Irish Guards will be working this St Patrick’s Day.”

Prince William and Middleton went on share facts about the group, writing, “The Irish Guards, known affectionately throughout the Army as ‘the Micks,’ is an Irish regiment which has proven its loyalty and grit on many tough operations.”

It continued, “A truly diverse Regiment, the Irish Guards draws from soldiers all over the British Isles, Ireland and across the Commonwealth. As the Regiment’s motto challenges, ‘Quis Separabit’—‘Who Shall Separate Us?’” (Read the full caption here.)

The news comes just a few hours after Prince William and Middleton were forced to adjust their St. Patty’s Day plans after the parade was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since Prince William is Colonel of the Regiment, the couple has made a tradition of attending the event, which usually takes place at the Calvary Barracks in Hounslow.

There’s always next year.


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