The Scottish Mail on Sunday
Warm work for Wills as he wilts under bearskin
A GLORIOUSLY sunny summer’s day and a 2lb bearskin hat don’t make the best of bedfellows – as Prince William discovered yesterday.
The Duke of Cambridge was pictured apparently wilting in the heat as he rode out of Buckingham Palace to take part in The Colonel’s Review.
The ceremony is effectively a final rehearsal for Trooping The Colour, which takes place next Saturday to mark the Queen’s official birthday.
Yesterday, William inspected the Irish Guards, who will have the honour of trooping their colour before the Queen this year.
William was appointed Colonel of the regiment just before his wedding in 2011. The Irish Guards have not taken the central role in Trooping The Colour since 2008, so this is his first Colonel’s Review.