The Scottish Mail on Sunday

Warm work for Wills as he wilts un­der bearskin

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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.

 ??  ?? POMP: Wil­liam re­turns the salute of the Ir­ish Guards
POMP: Wil­liam re­turns the salute of the Ir­ish Guards

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