The Duke of Cambridge presented new colours to the 1st Battalion Irish Guards

The Duke of Cambridge, Colonel of the Irish Guards, presented New Colours to the Irish Guards in the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle.

The Duke has been Colonel in the Irish Guards since 2011 and participates in ceremonial events such as Presentation of New Colours and more recently the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

His Royal Highness arrived at the State Entrance of Windsor Castle and was met by the Regimental Lieutenant Colonel (General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith) who presented Major Niall Hall, Regimental Adjutant.

Following this The Royal Salute was sounded followed by the national anthem. After this, The Duke, along with the Commanding Officer and the Equerry inspected the Front Rank of the Irish Guards. The Regimental Lieutenant Colonel, accompanied by the Battalion Second-in-Command (Major Tim Rogers), inspected the Rear Rank.

Prayers and the Consecration of the New Colours were then held by The Reverend Michael D Parker, QHC, CF Chaplain-General and The Reverend Deiniol T Morgan CF, Senior Chaplain, Household Division.

Soon after The Duke presented the New Colours and Addressed the Regiment, the Commanding Officer replied and gave Three Cheers for Her Majesty The Queen followed by Three Cheers for His Royal Highness. Following this there was a March Past.

Once the presentation had finished The Duke took part in a photograph with Officers and Warrant Officers of the Regiment. Finally, The Duke joined a private reception where he met groups of each of the Regimental Family.