The princess, who is expected to wear green in a nod to the occasion, will present the traditional sprigs of shamrock to the Officers and Guardsmen who will in turn issue it along the ranks, as well as presenting it to the Irish Wolf Hound regimental mascot.
Sharing details of the engagement in a statement, Kensington Palace said: ‘The parade will conclude with a Royal Salute and march-past where Her Royal Highnesses will take the salute as the new Colonel. Following the parade, Their Royal Highnesses will meet the Irish Guards Association which comprises past members of the Irish Guards. The princess will be invited to inspect the front rank whilst The Prince will inspect the second rank.
‘After the inspection, the Prince and Princess will meet members of the Regiment before sitting for official Officers’ and Sergeants’ Mess photographs. The prince and princess will then visit the Junior Ranks dining hall where the Senior Guardsman in the Battalion will propose a toast to Their Royal Highnesses.’
It comes days after the Prince and Princess of Wales joined King Charles III, the Queen Consort and the Earl and Countess of Wessex at the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey. The Princess of Wales looked elegant in a vintage-inspired Erdem peplum jacket and matching skirt, which she accessorised with Princess Diana’s earrings and the Prince of Wales’s Feathers brooch.