Bring back the Blue Hussars
Regarding the forthcoming State visit. It's not the first time that the Queen has visted Ireland. Unless you are an extreme Unionist and believe that the six counties are part of Britian and not Ireland.
I, for one, will not be in attendance. Firstly, because I am a Jacobite. Secondly, because the State's ceremonial is terrifically boring. If Betty had a mounted escort and a few Heralds to announce her arrival I might make the effort. But, alas, because modern Ireland espouses a negative Nationalism anything which is redolent of perfidious Albion is automatically tainted.
There was a time when there was a colourful aspect to the Irish army.