Since the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September 2022, the royal family has seen a massive shift in their roles, especially Princess Catherine. Not only did her official title change, but now she is taking on a new duty that was once her husband’s.
During a speech in Aldershot at a St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Prince William called his wife by one of her new titles, Colonel. That is because as Vanity Fair explains, Princess Catherine is not only the Princess of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall now, but she is also the honorary Colonel of the Irish Guard.
For us, this is fascinating news, but what really stood out for us was when Princess Catherine was shown greeting an Irish Wolf Hound during the festivities. Considering how much of a presence an Irish Wolf Hound has, it makes sense that those photos would catch our eye. And we wanted to learn more about this moment.
Princess Catherine’s new role as Colonel of the Irish Guards included presenting their mascot with a shamrock
It took some digging, but what we learned with the help of Getty Images was that as part of her new duties and the festivities of the holiday event, Princess Catherine presented,
"Irish Wolf Hound ‘Turlough Mor’ (aka Seamus), regimental mascot of the Irish Guards, with a sprig of shamrock during the 2023 St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Mons Barracks on March 17, 2023 in Aldershot, England."
Obviously, we really haven’t seen anything about this moment in any of the news stories that were published from these events. However, as dog lovers, we are here for it. We love the fact that during this very special occasion, and moment, we have documented images of the Irish Guards Regimental mascot being presented with a sprig of Shamrock by the Princess of Wales herself.
We truly love the fact that the mascot was part of the occasion. And we love the imagery of this dignified Irish Wolf Hound meeting the Princess and sharing a moment. Honestly, this dog deserves his time in the spotlight. And if no one else will give him his time to shine, then we will.