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Important Reason Seamus The Dog Joined Guards At Front Of Trooping The Colour

Important Reason Seamus The Dog Joined Guards At Front Of Trooping The Colour

The Irish wolfhound happens to be the official regimental mascot of the Irish Guards

It turns out there's an important reason why Seamus the dog joined guards at front of Trooping the Colour while completely stealing the show.

Now that the Queen's Platinum Jubilee is in full swing, the Irish Guards arrived at the march at Horse Guards Parade in front of the large crowds, led an Irish Wolfhound called Seamus.

Viewers were welcoming the addition of the Wolfhound and have been raving about Seamus all over social media.

However, the reason why we're seeing the two-year-old dog is because the Irish Wolfhound happens to be the official regimental mascot of the Irish Guards.

As reported by Metro, Drummer Adam Walsh, Seamus’s handler, said its ‘a real privilege’ to be part of the march.

Walsh said: "When it comes to the day, it’s all going to pay off. A lot of the lads have bigger parts to play than me and Seamus, but me and him still need to get it all correct."

Although his performance wasn't exactly in sync with the other guards, viewers were absolutely loving him.

One user wrote: "Here he goes, Seamus the Irish Wolfhound! What a cutie!"


Another commented: "I’m dying over Seamus! The official mascot of the Irish guards during Jubilee celebrations today. I was expecting horses not a hound!"

"Corgi who? Seamus the Irish Wolfhound is the real star of the show," a third added.

Someone else wrote: "Gorgeous Irish Wolf Hound Seamus leading the way & being the true at #TroopingOfTheColour.

"Keeping his handler Adam Walsh & all the lads @IrishGuardsBand in order!"


Well, things were running pretty smoothly until police arrested several protesters who entered the ceremonial route on The Mall before Trooping the Colour.

Pro-vegan climate and animal rights campaign group Animal Rebellion has claimed those involved are part of the organisation. 

Some of the protesters managed to sit down in the road before being pulled away by officers.

The Metropolitan Police said the arrests were for obstructing the highway.

The force said on Twitter: “A number of arrests have been made of people who attempted to enter the ceremonial route in The Mall at approximately 10.10hrs today.

“The arrests were public order related for highway obstruction.

“Thank you to the crowd who showed their support by clapping our officers who returned to their post after dealing with the incident swiftly.”

One of those sitting wore a golden crown around a hat, while the other sat facing the soldiers holding a piece of paper.

Another person walked ahead of the band holding a small poster which read 'Reclaim Royal Land' above their head.

Despite the disturbance, the band marched on and continued with the parade as police officers detained members of the group to the side.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: The Queen, UK News