Presentation of New Colours to the Irish Guards – Windsor Castle

Tuesday 17th May 2022

We have only had an connection with the Irish Guards Association for a few years, but we have been blessed to have been able to be involved in many of the important events in their calendar. This time it was the presentation of new Colours to the 1st Battalion Irish Guards, at Windsor Castle, by the Colonel of the Regiment, the Duke of Cambridge. Courtesy of our Clerks’ Assistant, Alan Beggs, a good number of us were able to enjoy the bright sunshine in the Castle Courtyard and watch as the soldiers and band (and Seamus, the Irish Wolfhound mascot) marched by. Prayers were said, and the new Colours were presented by the Duke. The heat unfortunately proved too much for a couple of Guardsmen, but for the rest of us it was very special to be part of such a momentous day. The afternoon was rounded off with afternoon tea, champagne and Guinness (naturally) at the Windsor Castle Cricket Club.