Friday 17 March 2023

Royal Attendance at Irish Guards' St. Patrick's Day Parade (1901-Present)

Guardsman of the Irish Guards Holding Regimental Colours
Defence Imagery, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The Irish Guards hold their annual Parade every year on St. Patrick's Day. While not done every year, there is a long tradition of female Royals presenting Shamrocks to the regiment. 

King Charles III's Reign
Princess Kate's Tenure as Royal Colonel
(2022-Present)
                                                             
YearPrince
William
Princess
Kate
Other Notes
2020s
2029----
2028----
2027----
2026----
2025---125th Anniv
2024---Princess Kate was on Sick Leave
recovering from Abdominal Surgery
2023xx
Handoff between William & Kate


Queen Elizabeth II's Reign
Prince William's Tenure as Royal Colonel 
(2011-2022)

YearPrince
William
Princess
Kate
Other Notes
2021s
2022XX

2021Parade as canceled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. 
2020

Shamrocks presented by
wife of Lieutenant Colonel.
Smaller Parade as much of the regiment
was in South Sudan & Iraq.
2020s
2019XX

2018

2017

2016


2015X

2014

2013

2012

William was deployed to the Falkland Islands
2011

Shamrocks present by Lord EamesParade at Forward Operating Base Shawqat,
In Afganistan
William was appointed in February,
about month before St. Patrick's Day Parade


Non-Royals Tenure as Royal Colonel 
(2000-2011)
                                                                      
YearPrincess AnneOther Notes
2010s
2010---
2009X

2008

2007

2006Sir Tim
2005
2004

2003
Non-RoyalParade in Kuwait
2002---
2001---

Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg's Tenure as Royal Colonel 
(1984-2000)

**Not a complete list of Royal Attendance.**
Grand Duke Jean had previously served in the Irish Guards. He was the first Royal Colonel of the Regiment and held the post until his abdication. 

YearGrand Duke Jean
Of Luxembourg
Queen MumOther Notes
2010s
2000XX
100th Anniv of Irish Guards
1990s
1999

Prince EdwardOn Behalf of the Queen Mum
1998----
1997XX

1996----
1995XXQueen Elizabeth II
1994---
1993----
1992
X
In Berlin
1991----
1990----
1980s
1989----
1988----
1987XX

1986----
1985X



Non-Royals Tenure as Royal Colonel 
(1952-1984)
Not a complete list of Royal Attendance. 

YearQueen MumOtherOtherNotes
1980s
1984-
--
1983-
--
1982-
--
1981 X


1980


1970s
1979----
1978----
1977----
1976X


1975----
1974----
1973X


1972


1971----
1970----
YearQueen MumPrincess Mary
(The Princess Royal)
OtherNotes
1960s
1969XDead

1968---
1967
Non-Royal 
1966
Non-Royal
1965----
1964
Princess Mary
(The Princess Royal)

In Germany
1963----
1962----
1961----
1960

Non-Royal
1950s
1959----
1958----
1957----
1956----
1955
Princess Mary
(The Princess Royal)
1954----
1953----
1952----

King George VI's Reign (1936-1952)
Non-Royals Tenure as Royal Colonel 
Not a complete list of Royal Attendance.  

YearPrincess Mary
(The Princess Royal)
King George VIOtherNotes
1951----
1950
X
50th Anniv
1940s
1949----
1948----
1947----
1946----
1945----
1944----
1943----
1942----
1941----
1940----
1930s
1939----
1938----
1937----

King Edward VIII's Reign (1936) 
Non-Royals Tenure as Royal Colonel 
Not a complete list of Royal Attendance.  
Year?Notes
1936--

King George V's Reign (1910-1936)
Non-Royals Tenure as Royal Colonel
Not a complete list of Royal Attendance.  
YearQueen AlexandraKing George VOtherNotes
1930s
1935----
1934----
1933----
1932----
1931----
1930----
1920s
1929----
1928
Princess Elizabeth,
The Duchess of York
(Later Queen Mum)
At Buckingham Palace
1927----
1926----
1925----
1924----
1923----
1922----
1921----
1920

Non-Royal
YearQueen AlexandraKing George VOtherNotes
1910s
1919----
1918----
1917----
1916----
1915----
1914----
1913----
1912----
1911----
1910----
1990s
1909----
1908----
1907----
1906----
1905----
1904----
1903----
1902----
1901X

First St. Patrick's Day
since regiment was founded.

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