A Salute From Prince William’s Regiment
The Irish Guards Will be First to Salute the Newlyweds.
Posted by GABRIEL O’RORKE
Prince Will’s regiment, The Irish Guards, will salute the newly married couple as they leave Westminster Abbey on April 29.
“The Irish Guards will have pride of place on the big day — one of the biggest honours for the whole wedding,” said a senior royal source, quoted in the newspaper The Mirror.
“William is immensely proud that his regiment will be represented at Westminster Abbey.”
This is privilege is being bestowed upon the regiment just a few weeks after William was made colonel of the Irish Guards.
A small number of Guards have been chosen for the tribute, including their commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Ghika.
The regiment is currently on a six-month tour in Afghanistan, but is due back in England before the wedding date.