Happy St Patrick’s Day! Royal family share Instagram posts to mark the occasion amid the coronavirus crisis – as Prince William and Kate Middleton praise the work of the Irish Guards
- Duke and Duchess of Cambridge marked St Patrick’s Day with an Instagram post
- Couple paid tribute to the work of the Irish Guards, of which William is Colonel
- William and Kate traditionally celebrate the event with an annual parade
- Parade was cancelled as the majority of the Irish Guards are deployed overseas
- Coronavirus symptoms
William and Kate, 90, traditionally celebrate St Patrick’s Day with a parade in London but the event has been cancelled this year because the majority of the regiment are on deployment overseas. Pictured above, the Instagram caption shared today to mark the occasion
‘Meanwhile in Iraq the remainder (and vast majority of the Battalion) of the Micks are deployed on Operation Shader. They are currently on a six-month tour focused on training security forces across multiple locations in Iraq and further north in the Kurdish Region.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared this snap of Irish Guards troops currently serving overseas to Mark St Patrick’s Day today. They wanted to highlight the work of the regiment
This photo shows members of the regiment hard at work, in either Iraq or South Sudan
‘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? ‘
) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge typically mark St Patrick’s Day with an event at Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow, London, where Kate hands out shamrocks to officers and guardsmen of 1st Battalion the Irish Guards.
Several royal engagements have been cancelled or postponed, including several scheduled to be carried out by the Queen, 99. The Earl of Wessex became the latest member of the royal family to cancel his engagements. (Advertisement)